FRA resume buying of maize

 FRA resume buying of maize

By ALICE NACHILEMBE
Food Reserve Agency has resumed the purchasing of maize but restricted to maize already delivered to various satellite depots countrywide.

FRA Public Relations Coordinator John Chipandwe said no new deliveries will be bought by the Agency.

Mr Chipandwe said that this follows the concerns from farmers that delivered their white maize to satellite depots countrywide and that the Agency was not buying anymore having reached its target.

He said Farmers also expressed concerns that they may have no market for their delivered maize.

Mr Chipandwe said farmers are urged to exercise patience with regards to the delivery of empty grain bags as the agency has continued delivering them as and when received from suppliers.

He said it’s worth noting that FRA bags take a bit of time to manufacture as they are special bags specially meant for long term storage of grain hence the seeming delay in the deliveries of the bags to depots.

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