Announce maize floor price – East UPND

By Staff Reporter

Opposition United Party for National Development in Eastern Province has asked government to announce the 2019 maize floor price to enable farmers plan the marketing of their produce.

Speaking in an interview, Eastern Province UPND publicity secretary Mususa Mwambula said the briefcase buyers were already flooding the market with varied prices.

He said government should come clean by announcing the floor price in good time so that farmers were not swindled by unscrupulous buyers who were already ‘hovering over the market’.

“Most farmers in the province are still harvesting and holding on to their maize stocks while waiting to know the prices that will be offered by government. Leaving them in suspense will cause them to panic due to economic pressure as their households are facing financial challenges,” said Mwambula.