Tanzanians Selling Maize To FRA

Tanzanians  Selling Maize To FRA

FRA-maizeDear Editor,

Withhold my identity. I have observed with much concern how light trucks  loaded with maize are entering Zambia from Tanzania. Just after the announcement of the floor price Tanzanians are working like ants bringing in maize. They connive with peasant farmers in Zambia for a transaction. FRA must put stringent measures measures in place especially in Nakonde. The govt cannot be wasting money on Tanzanians, in the end we run short of money to pay other farmers.

Concerned Zambian citizen

41 Responses to "Tanzanians Selling Maize To FRA"

  1. Truth Hates   August 16, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Very great observation man, but as usual the sane FRA workers are the ones bringing in the maize from Tanzania. Can FRA management put in place a good monitoring system?

    • Virus   August 16, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      Corrupt mind! As far as I know, FRA requests for NRCs at the maize depot. The banks will always ask for NRCs before payment to a farmer.

      It is the duty of boarder officers and Police to question everything crossing our borders and not FRA.

      Get educated!

  2. New Educated Zambia©❤√   August 16, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    And you say we have a working government kiki vote upnd

    • Control Tower   August 16, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Unfortunately, you will spend a good number of years in opposition. Serious indicator, the Party can’t win any single Bye Election!

    • Loverchibs   August 16, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      never shall,never will

  3. Attention   August 16, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Iwe naiwe Chikala ati NEZ bukala bwanama nga taukwete ifyakulanda uleika fye tondolo. Who is intersted in your take wafita pa matako tomba kalukuluku bukala bwansoka cibola iwe idiiot maso ya chimbwi what do u know about kachema party full of tribal remarks bafikala. Sha !!

    • New Educated Zambia©❤√   August 16, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      Please point out any tribal remarks in my comments silly bigot. It is the illiterate pricks such as yourself who lead to this country voting in useless governments. Grow up

  4. kayula   August 16, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    The most suprising thing we shall not be told what will happen to the truck and smuglers. There was another truck caught loading maize from FRA shed. What happened to those thieves? So ba opposition want to frustrate govt efforts. We know you Nimwe mwaleta amataba

  5. kayula   August 16, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    BA opposition mataba yenu . We know your plans.

    • New Educated Zambia©❤√   August 16, 2015 at 6:01 pm

      Failure is putting blame on others for problems that you are in charge of. Are you saying you have failed to govern? Vote upnd

  6. kayula   August 16, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    So PF is paying better than Tanzania. Long live Lungu

    • New Educated Zambia©❤√   August 16, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      kiki are you a fool? Tanzanian farmers are gaining at the expense of zambians and you say long live nyo nyo nyo. Can you wake up

  7. SS   August 16, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Thats a lie!stop misleading ppo.Am in nakonde and nothng like that is hapening here.Only Kenyans are buyng maize frm zambians at no man’s land on the boarder.FRA satellites wil start buyng 2moro.

  8. Kalapashi na PHD   August 16, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Yes that’s a good move by govt, they told farmers to sell their maize to private sectors! They new that if they had announced the floor price earlier it was going to be a point of attacks from opposition political parties! Of course the govt is buying maize from Tanzanians at a lower price than the local farmers

  9. mj banda   August 16, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Then here comes milupi nakupusa ati the floor price for maize is too small.

  10. Shaka Zulu   August 16, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Let them sell so long as they are working with Zambians.After all Zambians are benefiting from this.NEZ is a dunderhead and must be ignored.

    • New Educated Zambia©❤√   August 16, 2015 at 6:59 pm

      kiki wadya fire iwe. Can you give us logical reasoning behind how this is beneficial. Not ule bwata kwati ubwali pa mbawula due to load shedding caused by pf

      • mj banda   August 16, 2015 at 8:43 pm

        But nez uli chikopo sure

      • JASON NYIRENDA   August 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm

        Let the govt build roads, schools and hospitals.Let them not run any businesses. They should also sell ZAMTEL to avoid borrowing to recaptilise parastatals

      • JASON NYIRENDA   August 17, 2015 at 12:56 pm

        How sure are you that PF caused Load Shedding?

  11. Shaka Zulu   August 16, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    ‘They connive with peasant farmers in Zambia for a transaction.’So iwe NEZ you can see that these Zambian peasant farmers are actually the ones getting the money.

  12. kelly   August 16, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    ifintu ni lungu tiyeni nao

  13. kasantana   August 16, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    bola yakosa, FRA officials are involved

  14. brian   August 16, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Pf cadres learn to see thingz out of the box.vant u c our famerz won’t be payed?

  15. Beautiful Moma is actually a Gay and Ugly Man   August 16, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Stupid post. Why bring ama Lyashi yam tavern kuli tuncheko. Try to find out procedure that is used. Elo FRA does not pay cash but through Zambian banks. Waba maso bukala/bunyo bobe

  16. Hello Haters   August 16, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    What i know is that East Africans started buying maize from Zambians immediately they heard that the government was dilly dosing to set the floor price, if they are selling it back to FRA after buying it cheaply from Zambian farmers who no longer trust their government , they must be very shrewd businessmen, anything is possible, talking about bumper harvests, i ain’t selling my maize am making gaga for my animals, kikikiki. I told my fellow farmers bwato is meant for the waters not the ground.

    • John Chinena   August 16, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      You are wrong, these people are following the goo price at which FRA are buying. It is far better than the price in Tanzania. Hope Milupi will see this. If anything this will help to stabilise m/mealie prices in Zambia.
      Please learn to give credit where it is due. The PF will leave a big mark in Zambia. The roads, schools, hospitals and clinics, new districts, universities the PF are building are too big not to be seen by the majority of voters. Lungu is definitely equal to the task. God cannot give us a wrong leader.

  17. Hello Haters   August 16, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Are you Vampiro’s virtual cousin?

  18. Uncle B.L.G   August 17, 2015 at 12:51 am

    ATTENTION. . . please bring points to the table and put NEZ to task.bringing out that many insults only gives NEZ marit on the topic.

    • Onyx power @vampiro   August 17, 2015 at 1:25 am

      And your point is …

  19. apparatchick   August 17, 2015 at 7:55 am



  20. CK   August 17, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Let the maize come in the country, mind you we had a drought and that the maize is coming in the name of Zambians.

  21. Onyx power @vampiro   August 17, 2015 at 8:14 am

    There is no opposition in Zambia bonse nabafimbwi

  22. redo   August 17, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Thats what is called free market economy.People should be free to buy or sale from or to whosever they want. Let companies import from cheap source and allow zambian to sale wherever they want pipo

  23. pundit   August 17, 2015 at 10:45 am

    the Tanzanians are doing it because you are docile, you can’t do that in their country because they are not docile. by hiding your identity, you actually confirm that you are docile-fear of the unknown.

  24. JASON NYIRENDA   August 17, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Easterners are busy smuggling maize to Malawi where is is fetching between K90 and K110/ 50 kg bag. By the time FRA will be opening markets all serious farmers and businessmen and women will have sold their maize to Malawi- only 20 km from Chipata town centre. So we do not care about the K70. After all it is a liberalised economy and the govt cannot buy all the maize after giving us subsidised fertiliser.

  25. redo   August 17, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    JASON NYIRENDA… bro I agree with you. but lets not call in smuggling. Sound illegal… for me its legal its your own sweat to sell where you think you will gain more

  26. matador   August 17, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    And what’s wrong with buying from Tanzania when maize is a “strategic” commodity in the region?If we were smart, we would buy, say from Tanzania and sell to Zimbabwe or DRC!

    • Phiri   August 17, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      Very cleverest

  27. goodz   August 17, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    iyo kwena nimwe chagwa lungu

  28. Victor Sichalwe   August 17, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    I live in Nakonde, what is happening here is actually the opposit.
    Maize is being smugled into Tanzania using the no mans land.
    Visit and see for your selves.
    If we are not carefull, we will have to import the same maize we
    Smugled into Tanzania.