Omnia Fertilizer Zambia Limited has reopened its fertilizer depot in Choma which was closed two weeks ago .
Choma District Agriculture Coordinating Officer(DACO) George Samihamba confirmed the development to ZANIS in Choma today.
Mr. Samihamba said operations at the Omnia depot which was closed a fortnight ago due to outstanding issues with government has resumed.
“ Farmers are now accessing the commodity under the Fertilizer Support Input Program(FSIP) as farming activities in the district get underway, “ the DACO said .
He advised all the affected farmers to take advantage of the re-opening of the depot to get their fertilizer.
This development has cheered most of the affected farmers have openly expressed happiness at government ‘s quick intervention.
Farmers last week had stormed the District Commissioner ‘ s office demanding to know the reason why Omnia had closed its depot in the district.
The visibly annoyed farmers had complained they failed to understand the move behind the closure of Omnia depot in the district when the fertilizer belonged to them.
They had also complained that it was disheartening to learn that Omnia company tasked by government to supply fertilizer in district had decided to withhold the entire 28,795 fertilizer bags allocated to the district when they needed it most.