Electronic voucher system in farm input distribution cheers farmers


Farmers in Northern Province have welcomed government’s introduction of electronic voucher system in the distribution of farming inputs.


Speaking on behalf of other farmers, Gift Chipasha of Twatasha farms in Kasama district said the use of electronic voucher system will help ensure transparency as it will reduce on bribery.


Ms Chipasha added that once there is transparency, farming inputs will be given to intended farmers only.


She noted that in the past there has been an increase in the theft of inputs but that the trend would now be minimized.


Ms Chipasha further thanked the government for its early delivery of farming inputs around the country saying this will give farmers ample time to prepare for the coming farming season.


Government has started distributing farming inputs around the country in readiness for the 2015/2016 farming season.


However these inputs will be accessible to farmers through electronic voucher system.