BUJUMBURA October 26th (ABP) – The permanent secretary at the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock, Emmanuel Ndorimana, said in a press briefing that the ministry in charge of agriculture has put in the sale of dry grain corn purchased by the National Agency for Food Security Stock Management (ANAGESSA), a check on the site by ABP has revealed. Mr. Ndorimana, announced that the objective of the campaign to collect and purchase dry grain corn from producers is to secure this production against speculative traders but also to put back on the market at the appropriate time with a price more or less. less affordable in order to ensure food security and respond to the concerns of the President of the Republic of Burundi that “every mouth should have food and every pocket money”.
ANAGESSA was able to collect 14,000 tons in 119 communes during the dry grain corn purchase campaign, he said. He indicated that during this campaign, the “responsible” and “laborious” government would like to inform the public that it wants to put this production back on the market so that the population can obtain supplies according to their needs.
At the level of the ANAGESSA sheds located in the administrative centers of the communes, the price of a kilo of dry grain maize is fixed at 970 BIF, a price fixed by the government and paid at the level of banks or microfinance institutions. notably BRB, BANCOBU, ECOBANK and Interbank. The payment slip issued by the bank or recognized microfinance institution must also be presented to the managers of the ANAGESSA hangars.
Mr. Ndorimana indicated that at the market or at the level of shops, the price of dry grain maize set by the government must not exceed 1080 BIF.
The Minister of the Environment, Agriculture and Livestock would like to take this opportunity to solicit the support of the administration in raising awareness to respect these prices set by the State. He asks the population to help them discourage speculation by denouncing all cases of fraud observed here and there.