The Zambia National Farmers Union, in Lundazi district urges people who are distributing farming inputs to follow guidelines.

The Zambia National Farmers Union, ZNFU in Lundazi district has urged farmers to be vigilant and effect citizen arrests on people who will be found selling farming inputs meant for farmers under FISP, the Farmer Input Support Program.
Lundazi district ZNFU chairperson, White Banda says that people charged with the responsibility of distributing farming inputs must follow laid down guidelines.
Mr. Banda also told Breeze FM correspondent in Lundazi, Mtambwa Nkhoma, that no farmer group should be denied access to farming inputs under FISP, without proper reason.
He said this in the wake of continued confusion in the distribution of farming inputs at Kapongolo Cooperative in Lundazi district, where some farmer groups have been denied access to farming inputs.
Mr. Banda said that the reasons being put forward for denying the groups farming inputs are not valid.
Kapongolo Cooperative chairperson, Benson Zimba explained that the affected groups did not register with CAC, Camp Agricultural Committees in the areas.
He said that the groups also failed to participate in agricultural activities such as agricultural shows as required.
Meanwhile, secretary for Kamilumbe Farmers Group, which is one of the affected, Dominic Luhanga, has appealed to the office of the DACO, District Agricultural Coordinator to intervene in the matter so that farmers receive their inputs.

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