Wednesday, November 28, 2012

(LUSAKATIMES) Serenje farmers finally paid

Serenje farmers finally paid
TIME PUBLISHED - Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 12:33 pm

Government has sourced K8 billion to pay Serenje farmers who yesterday protested against the delay to pay them money for the maize they sold to the Food Reserve Agency (FRA).

Serenje District Commissioner (DC), Charles Mwelwa, confirmed to ZANIS in Kabwe today, saying the farmers have started getting their money today.

Mr Mwelwa said government owed Serenje farmers a balance of K8.2 billion, adding that the remaining K200 million will soon be found to clear all the farmers owed for their maize.

Mr Mwelwa appealed to farmers who will not be paid from the K8 billion to remain calm, saying government was determined to clear all the farmers by paying them their money.

He explained that several farmers yesterday protested and in the process damanged his vehicle by stoning it in anger about the delay to be paid.

Mrs Susan Chileshe, a farmer, complained that the delay to pay them their money affected them a lot because they could not prepare adequately for this season.

Mrs Chileshe further complained of alleged corruption, saying farmers who delivered earlier their maize were left out and only those who delivered later were being paid.

ZANIS



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