Mpezeni asks Govt to distribute fertiliser speedily

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By NATION REPORTER

PARAMOUNT Chief Mpezeni has reiterated his appeal for fertiliser by Government to speed up the distribution process to allow farmers to plant on time.

Paramount Chief Mpezeni, of the Ngoni   disclosed that most farmers in his chiefdom have not yet received farming inputs which he said is worrying especially that the rains have intensified.

Speaking in an interview, the traditional leader noted that the delay in the distribution of fertiliser will result in poor yields.  “We don’t want farmers to have poor yields, so we ask the government to speed up the distribution of fertiliser so that as we plant, we even have fertiliser in our homes,” he said. 

And President Hakainde Hichilema has admitted that the government has delayed in distributing fertiliser and asked the traditional leader to pardon the administration.

President Hichilema however said the government was working round the clock to find solutions to the problem.

He is in the region to grace a graduation ceremony at the Chipata Teachers Training College where he witnessed his adopted child graduate with a diploma in teaching. 

– ZANIS.

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