Tobacco Board of Zambia forced to extend the 2014/2015 tobacco marketing season.

Tobacco Board of Zambia TBZ has extended the 2014/2015 tobacco marketing season by one month.
TBZ Chief Executive Officer, Samson Muyembe has confirmed the development to Breeze News.
Mr. Muyembe says that the exercise, which was supposed to close on September 30th, will now be closed on October 31st.
He says that the extension has been made to allow for clearance of unsold tobacco still with the farmers in various tobacco growing regions and on tobacco sales floors.
Mr. Muyembe says that about 490 metric tonnes of tobacco for Eastern Province has not yet been bought.
He says that buyers for this tobacco have not yet been found but TBZ is making every effort to find market before the extended marketing season expires.

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