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Traditional leader cautions people on post harvest management

With the harvest season nigh, Senior Chief Santhe of Kasungu District has urged people in her jurisdiction to jealously guard their crop yield and to only sell it to authorised merchants.

She took advantage of a Ngwe Ngwe Ngwe Open Day event jointly organised by MBC’s Development Broadcast Unit (DBU) and the Ministry of Energy, to share the message.

Ngwe Ngwe Ngwe is a project that seeks to electrify about 200,000 households in the country.

According to Senior  Chief Santhe,  people in her area have harvested maize and soya which they anticipate will fetch more on the market.

She has therefore called for a cautious approach.

“Some of you are selling soya and maize before they dry, to vendors at a cheap price. These crops you are selling for K400…that is a loss. This maize you are selling for K400 will cost K1500 in December,” she lamented.

She has also advised her subjects to save some of the harvest for consumption to avoid falling susceptible to hunger.

Apart from Maize and Soya, other crops that perform well in Kasungu District include groundnuts, tobacco, and sweet potatoes.

DBU is conducting the Open Days in 14 districts across the country to interface duty bearers, the contracted firms, and communities on the Ngwe Ngwe Ngwe project.

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