The Food Reserve Agency is revising the system of paying farmers to address complaints over delayed payment.

The Food Reserve Agency, FRA is revising the system of paying farmers who sold maize to the agency in Eastern Province.
FRA Provincial Marketing Coordinator, Godfrey Munyoro says that this is to ensure that all farmers who sold maize at the beginning of the marketing exercise are paid immediately.
Mr. Munyoro told Breeze News that he has directed all depot managers to examine their books and pick out names of farmers who sold maize first.
He says that the move has been taken to address concerns from some farmers that FRA has paid farmers who sold maize later than those who sold earlier.
And Mr. Munyoro also revealed that government has allocated 53 billion Kwacha to Eastern Province to pay farmers who sold maize to FRA.
He says that the money, which is an addition to the 18 billion Kwacha released last week, will see Chipata getting 10 billion Kwacha.
Mr. Munyoro has assured all farmers that they will be paid but indicated that no farmer should visit the bank without getting clearance from the depot manager to avoid being disappointed.

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