‘We’re sorry over FISP fiasco’

Written by on January 22, 2023


GOVERNMENT has apologized for the chaotic manner in which nit has managed the 2022/2023 Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) which has resulted into delayed distribution of fertilizer and complete non-delivery of the commodity in some cases.

Central Province Minister Credo Nanjukwa says government is sorry for the manner fertilizer has been distributed and has asked for forgiveness from the people in the region over the fertilizer procurement and distribution fiasco.

Speaking in Chitambo, Mr Nanjukwa said the chaotic manner in which fertilizer had been distributed in the 2022/2023 farming season was as a result of the contracting suppliers who had no capacity to procure, supply and distribute fertilizer in the right mandated quantities and in time.

“I apologize on behalf of government to the people of Chitambo in the manner in which fertilizer has been distributed this farming season. This was as a result of contracting suppliers who had no capacity to supply in time” Mr Nanjukwa said.

Mr Nanjukwa also took time to visit the Cassava milling plant which is yet to be commissioned, and echoed government’s desire that the milling plant benefit the local people in supplying cheaper mealie meal.

He said the plant would benefit the people in Central Province in form of opportunities that would come as a result of setting up the milling plant.

Mr Nanjukwa has assured the people of Central Province that the Cassava Milling plant would be opened soon so that it can start producing the Cassava meal and benefiting people in the region.

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