People’s Party President Mike Mulongoti says Zambians should not be excited with the projection of a maize bumper harvest.
Mr. Mulongoti has told QFM that he is not trying to demean government’s intention of trying to make the people of Zambia happy; but that he is worried that the intention is leading to people believing that ‘all is well’.
Mr. Mulongoti noted that maize farming is a practical activity and the evidence can only come with the number of bags one has produced, stressing that it is not automatic that what has been projected for harvest is what will come out.
He added that government should not excite the people of Zambia knowing that people are desperate for anything considering the high cost of living they have been subjected to under the PF government.
Mr. Mulongoti said it will be embarrassing for the government if the harvest turns out different from the projection.
He said the late delivery of farming inputs and the poor rainfall in some places as factors that might prove the projection of a bumper harvest wrong.p