Govt’s silence over maize floor price questioned

Moono Mapani

Moono Mapani

UPND Chairperson for Rural Reconstruction and Development,Moono Mapani has questioned government’s silence on the maize floor price for this marketing season.

Mr Mapani says farmers especially in rural areas are panicking and have begun selling their produce cheaply to briefcase buyers because the government has not yet announced the maize floor price.

He says farmers have no other option, but to sale their crop cheaply to the available briefcase buyers.

Mr Mapani tells QTV News that the government should consider assuring the farmers that it will soon announce the maize floor price saying keeping quiet is only is causing anxiety amongst the rural farmers.

 

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