The Food Reserve Agency in Katete district has bought 82, 000 bags of maize

The Food Reserve Agency FRA in Katete district has bought 82, 000 bags of maize since the maize marketing opened about two weeks ago.
Breeze FM Staffer, Gift Phiri reports that Katete district Agricultural Coordinator, Robby Musendo, says that this is about 30 percent of the total target of 234, 000 bags for the district.
He explained that going by the way the maize buying exercise is going on, the district is likely to overshot the target.
Mr. Musendo says that this is because indications are that farmers in the 22 FRA depots across the district still have a lot of maize.
He says that transportation of the maize from the satellite depots to the main depot has already commenced.
Mr. Musendo explained that the maize is being transported to the main deport early, to ensure that it safely kept, as conditions in some satellite depots are not very conducive.
And Mr,Musendo says that farmers whose maize was bought at 70 Kwacha will have their payments adjusted to the 75 Kwacha price.
He mentioned that by the time President Edagr Lungu adjusted the maize floor price to 75 Kwacha, FRA had already bought about 10, 000 bags of maize.
Mr. Musendo also says that so far, the district is not facing any storage in shortage space for the maize being bought.

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