GOVERNANCE activist Rueben Lifuka has questioned what criteria the Ministry of Agriculture used to single source six suppliers of fertiliser for the 2022/2023 Farmer Input Support Programme. And Lifuka has called on the UPND government to clean up the whole fertiliser procurement system and to review the process. In response to a press query, Lifuka said people’s expectations were high that the new dawn government’s first fertiliser procurement would be above board, fully transparent and a complete departure from previous practices. “The UPND upon assumption of office in August 2021, openly pledged to address the many challenges in the public procurement system. President Hakainde Hichilema has on several occasions directed for a clean-up in the public procurement system and his…...

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