Solwezi District commissioner, Chrispin Likando, says government will not accept unnecessary frustrations by civil servants such as delays in the final delivery of inputs to farmers.
Mr. Likando says government will not condone a situation where inputs are left to lie idle at the depot for months on end for unknown reasons.
ZANIS reports that the District Commissioner said this in an interview in Solwezi, May 24th.
He said this in reference to the recent delivery of over 4, 700 bags of D compound fertilizer to Solwezi.
He has since warned officers from the ministry of agriculture in the district against mis-managing the fertilizer distribution in the area.
Mr. Likando has since directed agriculture officers in Solwezi to move in tandem with government policy aimed at developing the agriculture sector by quickly coming up with modalities that will ensure that farmers receive in puts in time for the 2014/2015 farming season.
He said government is committed to ensuring that the Agriculture sector thrives hence the early kick off in supplying farming inputs before the onset of the rains.
Mr. Likando said it would prudent for officers responsible in the ministry of Agriculture to ensure that fertilizer is quickly distributed before the onset of the rains to avoid the challenges that come with the rainy season.
Meanwhile, Mr. Likando, says government will this year prioritize the upgrading of the road to mushindamo boarder in order to facilitate a smooth transportation of fertilizer to farmers living in the area.
Last year a majority of transporters were asking for exclusive and higher rates to transport inputs to Mushindamo due to the bad state of the road.