Over 5,000 farmers in Kaoma district have failed raise and pay the K400 contribution to enable them benefit from the Farmer Inputs Support Program (FISP).
This is so because the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has not paid them their dues for maize supplied to the agency.
Kaoma District Commissioner Kennedy Mubanga disclosed this in an interview with the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Kaoma today.
Mr Mubanga said he was aware of the high number of farmers that had not yet made deposits due to lack of resources adding that government was doing everything possible to have them on board.
The District Commissioner said out of 9,860 farmers on FISP only 4000 managed to pay the K400 required fee to benefit from FISP.
He stated that Minister of Agriculture Micheal Katambo assured him that government had released K30 million to FRA to pay farmer’s dues adding that Kaoma District would be a priority.
Commissioner Mubanga called on farmers not to worry as government would pay them anytime soon.