By BUUMBA CHIMBULU
Nyimba Investments limited has so far procured over 70 percent of its total supply for the 2021/22 farming season under the Farmer Input Supply Programme (FISP), company officials have said.
The company’s head of Sales and Marketing manager, Mr Willings ulendema, said Nyimba was contracted to supply 103, 100 tonnes of Compound D fertiliser to be delivered in three districts.
Government has contracted Nyimba to supply in the Copperbelt, NorthWestern and Central provinces and the company envisages completion delivering in all the three provinces by the end of May. “So far we are on the ground and we are getting ready for the 2021/22 farming season.
We have so far started moving fertiliser from our main hub here in Lusaka and we are taking to the three provinces of our operations. “Our contract was to supply over 103, 000 metric tonnes of Compound D and we have in our main warehouse over 70 per cent and currently we are moving part of the stocks to the districts,” he said.
Mr Mangimela said fertiliser distribution companies were requested to complete the delivery of inputs by the end of May. He said Nyimba was determined to fulfil the contractual obligations by completing the entire excise next month. “We are ahead of schedule and we should be done as far as distributing to the provinces before May 30,” he said.
Mr Mulendema said the decision to complete the delivery by May was to ensure that the company allows farmers a chance to procure the inputs early. He said once framers receive the inputs early, they equally plant in good time.
Mr Mulendema said Nyimba would remain indented to Government for the opportunity to be among the suppliers for the 2021/22 farming season. “We really thank the government for showing confidence in our company and assure farmers that we would not let them down. We equally assure the government that we won’t fail you and remain indebted to the authorities,” he said.