Opposition Punch Holes In Government’s proposal to Buy Maize Produce from farmers

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The shadow minister for Agriculture Francis Gonahasa says that whereas the government price of 500 shillings to buy off farmers’ maize is a better option, it’s intervention is not good enough and not sustainable.

Government early this week announced an intervention to rescue the demoralized farmers following a huge drop in maize prices across the in the country where by in some parts of the country a kilo of maize costs between 150 to 200 shillings.

Gonahasa who is also Kabweri county MP wonders how government reached this unrealistic price of 500 shillings since farmers have a lot of input to produce the maize.

Gonahasa believes the current situation should prompt government to re-introduce co-operatives right from the village to the district level that will ensure quality control that will determine better prices from the international markets.

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