The Ministry of Agriculture in Chipata has refuted the allegations of poor record management of farmers under the Farmer input Support Programme.
Speaking in an interview with feel free news Chipata District coordinating Officer DACO Philemon Lungu says that co-operative are the ones responsible of choosing the intended beneficiaries and not the ministry of the Agriculture.
Mr. Lungu says that farmer record management is the responsibility of the co-operatives and that the ministry does not remove anyone from the list.
Last week Some Farmers in Chipata District have accused the Ministry of Agriculture of poor record management of farmers under Food Input Support Program (FISP).
Speaking during a walk in interview with feel free news Anderson Zulu says that poor record management by the Ministry of Agriculture of Farmers has led to many farmers not benefiting from the program stating that some camp officers temper with names intentionally that farmers submit so that the farmers can be disadvantaged ant tell them that their names were lost.
Mr. Zulu says that this has been going on for a long time now explaining that last year some farmers did not get their input even after paying the money because of the same system.