Thirteen farmers arrested in Lundazi district for not cutting down old cotton plants in their fields.

Thirteen farmers have been arrested in Lundazi district by a combined team of Police and Agricultural Officers for not cutting down old cotton plants in their fields.
Lundazi District Agricultural Officer, Philemon Lungu confirmed during the District Development Coordinating Committee Meeting in Lundazi yesterday.
Mr. Lungu revealed that during inspection to various farm fields by the combined team on Wednesday, five farmers were arrested.
Breeze FM Correspondent, Mtambwa Nkhoma reports that Mr. Lungu says the arrested farmers include some from Kanyunya and Mwasemphangwe areas.
He explained that the old cotton plants which have not been cut down are a threat to this year’s world market, if left un controlled.
And Mr. Lungu revealed during the meeting that the production of cotton in the district is expected to reduce due to last year’s poor cotton prices.

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