Posted by Benson on November 27, 2017

President Edgar Lungu says government cannot afford to continue repeating past mistakes which threaten the growth of the agriculture sector and has called for speedy distribution of FISP inputs and activation the E-Voucher system.

President Lungu said sound agricultural practices such as planting within the window for planting crops, is vital as this determines crop success, saying therefore, he would like to see the distribution of farm inputs expedited.

Speaking when he launched the 2017/2018 farming season in Monze on Thursday, the President said his government is determined to ensure that agriculture becomes the main driver of the country’s economic diversification programme and called for avoidance in policy mistakes.

President Lungu said government would continue to create an enabling environment for the private sector to flourish so that it may help create the needed jobs.