Government is reportedly investigating Fumigate Zambia Limited for allegedly selling expired urea fertiliser to farmers in Chongwe.
According to the Chongwe District Commissioner, Evans Lupiya, a number of bags were confiscated from the company’s point of sell and it was discovered that the fertiliser was expired.
Lupiya at a press briefing on Saturday indicated that Fumigate Zambia Limited was not among companies that were listed by government to sell or supply farming inputs to farmers in the district.
“The investigations are designed to ensure that no farmer should fall victim. Government will make sure that the company is suspended from operating until investigations are done and it is cleared,” he said.
Lupiya stated that the local authority had also continued to sensitise the public on the importance of buying products from certificated agro dealers.
He sent a warning to would be offenders that government would not entertain or hesitate to bring to book all culprits.
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