Secretary to the treasury Fredson Yamba says the Ministry of Finance has released K657 million for the 2021 crop marketing activities. This follows the announcement of the 2021 Food Reserve Agency (FRA) grain prices, under the principle of willing seller and willing buyer. “We have released K657 million to FRA in three tranches of which K157 million was given to them last week, K400 million yesterday and K100 million today. These funds are aimed at implementing the 2021 crop marketing activities. Of the released funds, K500 million is ring-fenced for grain purchases,” Yamba said. He however commended farmers for what he described as an impressive grain production in the 2020/2021 farming season. He said the importance of food security in…...

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