Camp Agricultural Committee CAC leaders in Chipata have been directed to give back the E-Vouchers cards to the owners or face criminal charges.
District Agriculture Coordinator Michael Ngulube issued the directive when he addressed farmers in Madzi A-Tuba resettlement scheme.
Mr Ngulube told the farmers that the E-Voucher cards were personal to holders, which do not need to be kept by anyone but the owner.
He said the period of E-Voucher cards is not yet over as a farmer can use it to buy goats, cattle, chickens, ploughs and many other farm implements.
Mr Ngulube added that the 31st March deadline, which farmers were being given, was for the government to deposit money in the banks.
He further said that Eastern Province is remaining with 1,529 E-Voucher cards, which have not been activated.
Mr Ngulube said that in terms of performance on E-Voucher distribution, Chipata District has performed well at 95 percent.