Government says that distribution of fertilizer in Eastern Province now stands at 66 per cent.

Distribution of government subsidized fertilizer in Chipata has reached an advanced stage with 98 per cent of the exercise having been done.

This has been confirmed to Breeze News by Provincial Permanent Secretary, Dr. Chileshe Mulenga.

Dr. Mulenga however, says that at provincial level, only 66 per cent of the inputs have been distributed.

He says that his office had hoped that the distribution exercise would be completed by the end of the week, but that indicators had shown otherwise.

Dr. Mulenga explained that a meeting will be held this afternoon to see how the exercise can be further quickened.

The Ministry of Agriculture this season encountered challenges to distribute the inputs to farmers on time, with farmers storming the provincial offices to protest over the delay on two occasions.

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