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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 purchased.
But Lowe accused vendors and other unscrupulous suppliers for duping farmers by trying to frustrate the program through corrupt means.
He then appealed to farmers who have not yet bought the farm inputs not panic as the program will not close until all beneficiaries have purchased the inputs.