UPND demands for immediate announcement of floor price for agro products

The United Party for National Development (UPND) has called on the PF government to immediately announce the floor price for various agriculture products.
UPND Chairperson for Publicity Charles Kakoma said leaving farmers to speculate on the floor prices has killed agriculture apart from discouraging farmers as it was difficult for them to plan.
He urged the government to take responsibility and support farmers to maintain the country’s food security.
Kakoma wondered if the government will be able to pay farmers on time or will subject them to late payments as it was in the last marketing season.
The government delayed to pay farmers for their 2013/14 maize crop with a number of them receiving their payments in January this year.
The government is currently facing a huge budget deficit of close to half of this year’s approved budget.

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