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Agric Ministry urged to probe alleged irregularities in distribution of farming inputs in Luangeni


Luangeni Member of Parliament, Moses Moyo, has appealed to the Ministry of Agriculture to investigate alleged irregularities in the distribution of farming inputs in his Constituency.

Moyo claimed that he had received reports of the purported irregularities on the distribution of inputs at Makwe Agriculture Camp from the intended beneficiaries of the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP).

He said this in an interview with Zambia Monitor in Luangeni Constituency during the tour of various developmental projects.

The Luangeni lawmaker alleged that the Camp Agriculture Committees (CAC) was stealing farming inputs from the intended beneficiaries.

“I have received information that the CAC is stealing the inputs and sharing among themselves in the night and giving to those who are not even in cooperatives,” Moyo alleged.

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He appealed to the District Agriculture Coordinator (DACO) to go to Makwe Agriculture Camp and investigate what was really happening on the ground before further steps on the matter are taken.

“Am asking you to go to Makwe and investigate this issue. Fertilizer is coming in the night and they are sharing in the night. The same people of CAC are getting 8 bags each,”Moyo said.

He wondered why the Ministry through the DACO kept the CAC which was not doing its job but stealing from the vulnerable beneficiaries in the area.

Moyo who is also Second Deputy Speaker of National Assembly said the area was likely to have a poor crop yield and result in increased hunger as a result of corrupt practices.

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