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Call for the involvement of all in the purchase and sale of the maize harvest at the price set by the State


Feb 22, 2024

BUBANZA, February 22nd (ABP) – The governor of Bubanza province, Mr. Cléophas Nizigiyimana, calls on administrators, law enforcement and those responsible for the field of Agriculture and Livestock in that province to appropriate the collection of maize production at the price that was set by the State. This was said during the meeting that was organized by the provincial governor for them last Friday.

The expected maize production in Bubanza province is 13,370 tons, including 1,587 tons expected in the swamp of Musigati commune, which was the stronghold of sugar cane.

Governor Nizigiyimana and the representative of the Farming Investment Cooperative (CIAP), Mr. Evrard Ndayikeje, indicated that the objective of that collection of the maize harvest is to protect farmers against traders who secretly buy maize at a low price ranging between 1000 and 1200 BIF per kilogram while the State has set the price per kilogram at 1700 BIF.

Mr. Emmanuel Ndikubaganwa, Director of the Provincial Bureau of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock (BPEAE), indicates that all 15 zones of Bubanza province already have sheds for storing such a maize production. Those responsible for collecting the harvest are called upon to buy very dry maize, check the correct use of the scales and prioritize the farmers’ harvest before that of the traders, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

Note that the purchase of this maize production was organized by the State, through the National Food Security Stock Management Authority (ANAGESSA) and will be implemented by the Farming Investment Cooperative (CIAP) in Bubanza province.