Government through the ministry of community development and social services has increased the number of beneficiaries under the food security pack (FSP) program by more than 2 000 in Kasenengwa district.
Speaking during a stakeholders meeting yesterday, district community development officer Joseph Phiri said the number of beneficiaries has been increased to 2 400 from the previous 310.
Mr. Phiri says the 2 400 vulnerable but viable households in the district will receive some farming inputs for the 2021/2022 farming season so that there is household food security.
He says the district is expected to receive 4 800 x 50kg bags of d – compound and 2 400 x 50kg bags of urea fertilizer to be distributed to the beneficiaries.
Mr. Phiri has further disclosed that each beneficiary will be given a 10kg bag of maize seed as well as some other legume seeds.
And district agricultural coordinator (DACO) Adamson Mwale says his department will closely work with the department of community development to ensure beneficiaries under the FSP program do not benefit from the farmer input support program (FISP).
Mr. Mwale says no person should be allowed to benefit twice in order to give an opportunity to other vulnerable but viable households to benefit from such government programs.
He says the main objective of the FSP and FISP programs is to ease food security among households, hence the need to only put the right people on the program.