Ruling United Party for National Development (UPND) founding member, Lovemore Kanyama, has appealed to farmers in Chirundu and Siavonga Districts of Southern Province to take advantage of the credit window facility.
Kanyama told Zambia Monitor that the programme once well implemented would increase food security in Siavonga and Chirundu Districts respectively and the country at large.
He also encouraged Zambians across the country including civil servants to take advantage of the facility introduced by the government in November this year.
“I wish to also commend the government for introducing the credit window facility to farmers so as to ensure food security in the country,” Kanyama said.
The former Siavonga District Commissioner further appealed to President Hakainde Hichilema and his Administration to remain focused and ignore political criticisms aimed at derailing development in the country.
He said that the high cost of living in the country can only be reduced if Zambians take keen interest in agriculture and stop spending their time complaining on social media on the high cost of living.
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“I further wish to appeal to shop owners in Siavonga and Chirundu districts to stop over pricing of commodities on pretext of poor performance of the dollar against the local currency,” Kanyama appealed.
He called on government officials to start visiting shops in their respective localities and stop individuals that are taking advantage of the dollar by over pricing commodities.
Government in November this year introduced the Sustainable Agriculture Financing Facility credit window, marking the beginning of the registration process at district agriculture coordinators’ offices.
The initiative, designed to support and promote sustainable agriculture practices, aims to provide accessible loans to farmers.
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