Poor tobacco production for Eastern Province worries EFAZ

Eastern Fodya Association of Zambia EFAZ says the reduction in the tobacco purchase for Eastern Province is a clear indication that the economy of the province has been heavily affected.
EFAZ Provincial Chairperson, Franklyn Mwale says the recent announcement by TBZ, Tobacco Board of Zambia that Eastern Province recorded a purchase of 5 million kilograms compared to 8 million kilogrammes for last year is worrying.
Mr. Mwale stated that the association anticipates another drop in the purchase next year following the closure of Zambia Leaf Tobacco and the uncertainty of Alliance One on whether it will finance its farmers or not.
Mr. Mwale has appealed to Alliance One to quickly communicate to its farmers who are

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