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Nankhumwa Tells Govt To Return Farmers Money

Nankhumwa Tells Govt To Return Farmers Money

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AIP battle rages! Leader of Opposition, Kondwani Nankhumwa has made a scathing allegation that government is collecting money upfront from farmers for the Affordable Inputs Programme-AIP fertilizer with a promise to give them the commodity at a later date. Nankhumwa says he is reliably informed that government is using agents in this scheme. He describes this as unprecedented in the history of the country's fertilizer subsidy programme. "Already, hunger situation among many households has reached alarming proportions. It is therefore abhorrent for government to demand money upfront from poor farmers amounting to K30,000 and never give them the required commodity that they desperately need for crop production" argues Nankhumwa in a statement. He threatens to seek guidance from leg...
Nankhumwa Given Lowe Seven Days To Resign

Nankhumwa Given Lowe Seven Days To Resign

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Leader of Opposition in Parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa has asked Minister of Agriculture Lobin Lowe to resign within seven days if he does not resolve the mess at Admarc and to give a plausible explanation on how his ministry handled the K30 billion mis-procurement of fertiliser scandal. In a letter dated October 17, Nankhumwa has questioned if Lowe consulted widely before dissolving the grain trader, further demanding a revelation of names of officials who negotiated the botched fertiliser procurement deal. Lowe has declined to comment on the demands saying he has not seen the letter.