–Kawambwa district has so far received 23,501x 50 kg bags of
basal dressing fertilizer and 5, 750 x 50 kg bags of top dressing fertilizer.
Acting District Marketing Development Officer, Purity Chimama, has confirmed the receipt of fertilizers in an interview with ZANIS in Kawambwa.
Miss Chimama also revealed that 8,900 x 10kg bags of maize seed have also been received.
She said the district has also received 300 x 10 kg and 300 x 5 kg of rice and sorghum seeds respectively.
Meanwhile, District Agricultural Coordinator (DACO), Davies Mwansasu, has expressed worry that primary cooperative societies are not coming to pay for the inputs up to now.
Mr Mwansasu told ZANIS in a separate interview that farmers are not coming to pay for inputs despite the government delivering the commodity on time.
He noted that farmers are attributing the failure to pay for the inputs to lack of money as the FRA has not yet paid them.
Yesterday District Cooperative Union chairperson, Evaristo Kapasa, urged primary cooperative societies to pay for their members.
Mr Kapasa said since the FRA has not yet paid the farmers up to now the primary cooperative societies should come to the aid of their members by paying for their agricultural inputs before it is too late.
He said the delay for the farmers to purchase inputs might affect the next yields hence the need for the primary cooperative societies to purchase the inputs for their members