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ANAGESSA plans to collect maize production from growing season A

ByWebmaster

Feb 15, 2024

BUJUMBURA, February 15th (ABP) – The Minister of Trade, Transport, Industry and Tourism, Mrs. Marie Chantal Nijimbere hosted a press briefing on Wednesday February 14, 2024, to announce measures relating to the collection dry maize grains produced during growing season A by the National Authority for Food Security Stock Management (ANAGESSA).

On that occasion, Mrs. Nijimbere announced that the Ministry of Trade, Transport, Industry and Tourism, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock, informs that the purchase of the production of dry maize grains will begin soon at the set price of BIF 1700 per kg.

According to Mrs. Nijimbere, ANAGESSA plans to begin this operation throughout the country on Monday February 19, 2024.

To avoid that there be farmers who can sell harvest that does not belong to them, Mrs. Nijimbere indicated that any farmer who sells their production will be registered by ANAGESSA staff and will also have to be reassured that the kilograms sold are proportional to the amount of money received.

As for those who are going to sell a production greater than or equal to 500 kg of dry maize grains, Mrs. Nijimbere pointed out that they must provide themselves with a receipt for the purchase of fertilizer or, if the farmer would have used traditional fertilizer, they must present a letter signed by the village agricultural monitor as proof.

Mrs. Nijimbere did not fail to emphasize that the seller will receive an identification receipt indicating the kilos sold and the amount of money received. People are asked to keep this receipt carefully because it will allow them to be welcomed first in line when purchasing those grains from ANAGESSA stocks in case of need, she added.

Note that the administration, in collaboration with the security forces, is also asked to closely monitor this operation. Anyone caught violating these measures will be punished in accordance with the law, Mrs. Nijimbere underlined.