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LUNGU HAILED OVER FRA MAIZE PRICE

By MARTIN AKENDE in Nyimba

SENIOR Chief Lwembe of the Nsenga people in Nyimba has hailed President Edgar Lungu’s government for giving farmers a competitive buying price of maize in the 2021 marketing season as announced by the Food Reserve Agency (FRA).

And several traditional leaders in Eastern Province have hailed Government’s development projects implemented in their chiefdoms.

Meanwhile President Lungu has called for increased interaction between traditional leaders and government to ensure development programmes are delivered on time to their subjects.

Senior Chief Lwembe said traditional leaders in the area are excited over the maize price given by the government saying it shows commitment to improving agriculture.

Senior Chief Lwembe was speaking when President Lungu paid a courtesy call on three chiefs in the district – Chief Ndake and Chief Nyalugwe as well as himself yesterday.

Speaking on behalf of other traditional leaders Senior Chief Lwembe said traditional leaders are happy with developmental projects such as a district hospital and various schools constructed in the area.

Meanwhile in another meeting with other traditional leaders of Sinda, Chief Katumba said chiefs were happy with the various developmental projects in the province.

The traditional leaders includeed Chieftainess Nyanje and Chief Katumba of the Nsenga and Chewa people.

Chief Katumba said his subject where happy about the early delivery of farming inputs which has improved farmer’s harvest.

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