Five arrested for selling expired agro inputs

Man Jose Kayima

Police in Kyotera District has arrested five traders on allegations of selling fake and expired agro-inputs to farmers.

According to Mr Fred Muzira, a drug inspector from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal husbandry and Fisheries, the team from the Ministry decided to storm Kyotera town after being tipped off by informants in the area.

“We have informants in every part of the country. We were therefore, tipped and managed to get expired and fake herbicides and pesticides which were being sold out to farmers,”Stated Muzira on Friday.

Muzira added,

“Government is putting much emphasis on the Parish Development Model (PDM) programme and most of these people will engage in farming thereby buying fertilizers and other farm inputs to boost their work. Therefore, we not give room to such people who intend to bring losses to farmers thereby making the whole PDM project a mess,” Said Muzira as quoted by Daily Monitor

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