Subsidies removal will drill holes in people’s pockets – Kalulushi farmers

Farmers in Kalulushi have appealed to government to the remove subsidies on both fuel and maize gradually to avoid strangulation of the agricultural sector and the entire citizenry.

Kalulushi District Agriculture Chairperson, Felix Lukama, said government should take a gradual approach of removing subsidies so that it would not choke the general populace and drill holes in people’s pockets.

Mr Lukama said this in Kalulushi during the 2013 District Agricultural and Commercial show held at Kafubu depot.

He said the interventions of government could be good but if such actions lacked breathing spaces, the drive for food production would be slowed and subsequently hunger would engulf the nation.

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