Food Reserve Agency still in a 101 billion Kwacha debt in Eastern Province.

The Food Reserve Agency FRA still owes farmers in Eastern Province about 101 billion Kwacha.
Provincial Agriculture Coordinator, Dr. Obvious Kabinda confirmed this to Breeze News.
He however, says that government is working hard to ensure that all farmers get their money by January15th, 2012 which is the end of the planting season.
And FRA has purchased more than 8 million by 50 kilogram bags of maize at a cost of close to 563, billion Kwacha this year in Eastern Province.
Dr. Kabinda says that out of the maize bought, the province has only paid about 461 Billion Kwacha to farmers.
And Dr. Kabinda says that about 83 percent of the inputs under FISP, Famer Input Support Program have been distributed in the province.
He also indicated that 90 percent of the inputs allocated to the province have been received.