COPPERBELT Minister Elisha Matambo has directed agricultural officers in the province to ensure that 80 percent of the farming inputs benefit new cooperatives. Matambo recently suspended the distribution of farming inputs on the Copperbelt Province on grounds that new cooperatives were being denied access to inputs. He also convened a meeting over the weekend with relevant stakeholders on the same. Asked in an interview if the distribution of inputs would resume following the meeting, Matambo said it would be done simultaneously. “They have to put their house in order first of all. First of all, I came to learn that they have not even done a list of beneficiaries, which means that they still have a chance to do the…...

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