President Hakainde Hichilema has assured farmers that next year they will receive the inputs on time under the farmers Input Support Program (FISP).
President Hichilema acknowledged the delay in the delivery of farm inputs to farmers this year attributing it to the process which was being done to scrutinise the contractors to supply the inputs.
He said this in Solwezi on Friday when he addressed a public rally at Solwezi trades training Institute’s grounds.
“I know you are farmers, the fertilizer and the seed is delayed,I understand and take the responsibility but it has started coming and it will come even more because that is our commitment to you,” Mr.Hichilema said.
The President said his administration did not want to give contracts to the same people who were overpricing the fertilizer hence the delay adding that the issue has now been sorted out.
Meanwhile, President Hichilema said he will continue to deliver on his campaign promises made to the people of Northwestern Province and the country as a whole.
“We said when we win all the children of Northwestern province will go to school under free education and it is happening and we have also brought peace and unity of one Zambia one Nation,” he said.
President Hichilema further said his government is working on addressing all the challenges hindering people from accessing the constituency development fund (CDF) Adding that it is people’s money.
“in CDF there is women and youth empowerment if you have challenges accessing the money report to the District commissioner or the area Member of parliament,” He said.
He further said is aware that the roads in Solwezi have not been worked on for a long time adding that government has already been signing contracts with construction companies to work on the roads.
Meanwhile President Hichilema has thanked the people for being resilient and standing with the party for a long time when things were tough.
President Hichilema is in Northwestern province on a two days working visit.