Katete farmers miss out on FISP

Date:

Share post:

LINDA SOKO TEMBO Writes

 

SOME farmers in Katete have expressed sadness for being left out of the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) and fear the development will complicate their farming practices.

They said many of them that had tried to register for FISP were told not to do so and were told to go back to their respective villages. 

In an interview with the Sun, headman Kalinde (Adrian Banda) who spoke on behalf of the farmers in the district said they were disappointed because they had been excluded from FISP.

Headman Kalinde said the officers who were in charge of distributing fertilizer in the district had made it clear and advised new farmers that they would not be allowed to register for FISP.

“The new farmers who wanted to register for FISP were told to go back because FISP was not taking on new clients. And we have a lot of new clients, who are ready to grow crops this farming season,

“The new farmers are very disappointed because they were geared for this farming season,” he said.

Headman Kalinde wanted to know what plans government had for the new entrants and why they were not allowed to join FISP.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

spot_img

Related articles

Kambwili finally arrested

Chshimba Kambwili was yesterday arrested and denied bond for unlawful assembly after heavily armed police officers stormed, yet again, his residence after failing to have him arrested over the weekend.

Ex-husband who never contributed to household gets nothing in divorce

A now divorced man has lost out on his portion of his wife’s state pension, their house and all of which formed part of their joint estate because he never contributed towards the household.

Street vendor offered cash for organs – Old Bailey

A Nigerian senator is on trial charged with exploiting a 21-year-old to come to London and donate a kidney.

Fuel hikes shall lead to job losses – Mtayachalo

The incessant fuel hikes shall lead to job losses and worsen poverty levels in the country, Chama North Member of Parliament Yotum Mtayachalo has said.