The Food Reserve Agency warns farmers against harassing its employees and detaining trucks carrying maize.

The Food Reserve Agency FRA has warned farmers against detaining trucks carrying maize and harassing FRA employees.
And FRA says that it has recorded 86 per cent achievement rate in the crop purchasing exercise for the 2012/2013 marketing season
FRA Board Chairperson, Guy Robinson says that it is a criminal offence for farmers who sold maize to the agency to detain trucks and harass FRA employees due to delayed payment.
Mr. Robinson says that FRA is committed to ensuring that all farmers are paid and it is not its intention to delay payments to the farmers.
And Mr. Robinson says that FRA has purchased over 864,000 metric tonnes of maize amounting to approximately 1.1 trillion Kwacha as at September 28.
He says that the agency has so far paid out 100 billion Kwacha and more payments will be made starting this week.
Mr. Robinson has urged farmers to remain calm as the process of payments progresses and that no single farmer will be left out.
This is according to a press statement released to Breeze News by FRA Public Relations Officer, Mwamba Siame.

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