Wednesday, 30 November 2011


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.

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