FOOD Reserve Agency executive director Chola Kafwabulula says the agency has not revised the maize purchase price from K160 to K180 due to public pressure, but out of respect for farmers. Last week, FRA announced that the White Maize purchase price had been revised from K160 to K180 per 50 Kg bag, which therefore supersedes the earlier announcement made on June 16. And in an interview, Kafwabulula said government didn’t want the farmers to be discouraged hence the decision to empower them with a better price. “It’s not pressure but as you know farmers are stakeholders. Farmers are stakeholders and so from time to time, we try to work with them when we are making certain decisions. But also the…...

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