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MINISTER DESCRIBES AIP AS A SUCCESS

By Nancy Malata The ministry of agriculture has described the Affordable Input Program a success despite various challenges encountered in the course of its implementation. Minister of agriculture Lobin Lowe said 73 percent of the program is complete as only a few farmers are remaining on the list of beneficiaries to have their farm inputs […]Read More

AIP LEAVES ROOM FOR CHILD ABUSE

By Aamon Butao Child rights activists have warned that the Affordable Input Program has provided fertile ground for child abuse.  The remarks come as parents and guardians are spending more time at various depots in an attempt to purchase farm materials. In an interview with Timveni, Fred Nyondo said by staying longer at selling points, […]Read More

600 THOUSAND AIP GHOST BENEFECIARIES DISQUALIFIED

By Meclina Chirwa Government has removed Six Hundred Thousand people from the list o 4.2 million beneficiaries in the Affordable Input Program following a validation exercise.  The cut means the 160  Billion Kwacha program will have 3.6 million beneficiaries.  Principle Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Erica Maganga confirmed this when officials from the ministry appeared before […]Read More

FRAUDSTERS FIND THEIR WAY INTO AIP

By Emma Zawanda Government has uncovered a syndicate of beneficiaries sharing identity numbers in the One Hundred and Sixty Billion Kwacha Affordable Input Programme.  Minister of Agriculture Lobin Lowe made the revelation on Wednesday during a media briefing on the subsidy scheme. According to Lowe, the anomaly was indentified after National Registration Bureau was tasked […]Read More

AIP LAUNCHES NEXT WEEK

By Esther Manduwa Minister of Agriculture has announced that the much touted Affordable Input Program will be launched next week. Lobin Lowe said this in Parliament on Tuesday when answering questions from Legislators.  Lowe has also disclosed that the country has One Hundred and Sixty Thousand metric tons of fertilizer in stock.   Lowe stressed hard […]Read More