Kasenengwa MP warns civil servants to stay away from FISP

By Staff Reporter

Civil Servants have been warned to desist from taking part in the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP).

Speaking at this year’s joint Agriculture Show for Kasenengwa, Chipata and Chipangali districts yesterday, Kasenengwa Member of Parliament Sensio Banda, disclosed that according to the FISP guidelines civil servants and people in gainful employment did not qualify as beneficiaries.

Banda who graced the show expressed displeasure with some civil servants who were allegedly involved in the selling of the fertilizer received under FISP last season.

“  I will not allow anyone in Kasenengwa to sabotage the farmer inputs support program (FISP ) because  government runs it at a great cost and local farmers contribute close to 70% of Zambia’s food production,” he said

“Government   through FISP has reached out to 10,200 small scale farmers in Kasenengwa, 25,066 in Chipata and 12,500 in Chipangali district. I’m therefore appealing to all farmers to use their fertilizer prudently for the 2019-2020 farming season,” said Banda.