Some traders of fertilizer in Chipata accused of selling underweight bags.

Some farmers in Chipata district have accused some traders of selling underweight bags of fertilizer.
Former Eastern Fodya Association of Zambia, EFAZ provincial chairperson, Chishala Chilufya says that the traders are removing quantities of fertilizer from original bags to make additional bags.
Mr. Chishala complained that the additional bags being made do not contain the right quantities of chemical mixtures, which is likely to destroy crops.
He has called upon the Ministry of Agriculture to make random checks on traders of fertilizer in the province and carry out fertilizer tests.

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