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ANAGESSA has paid the money it owes to farmers who sold it maize grain


Apr 16, 2024

KAYANZA, April 16th (ABP) – The governor of Kayanza province (north), Colonel Rémy Cishahayo, has called on his constituents to denounce all those who took part in disrupting the campaign to collect and buy dry maize grain, so that they can be brought to justice.

He made that point on Sunday, 14 November 2024, when he shared Sunday prayers with the Christians of the Beloved Church in Matongo, according to local sources.

According to Colonel Rémy Cishahayo, for almost two months, the campaign to collect and buy dry maize grain was marked by various irregularities in different parts of the province.

He mentioned certain employees of the National Agency for Strategic Stock Management and Food Security (ANAGESSA) who deducted a certain amount from the maize sold, on the pretext that the maize grains brought in were not sufficiently dry or sorted. He also condemned speculative traders who buy maize at low prices and then sell it to ANAGESSA at a price set by the Burundian government.

Governor Cishahayo thus asked his officials to denounce the employees of the Cooperatives for Agropastoral Initiatives (CIAP) and those of ANAGESSA who participated in the disruption of that production collection campaign, as well as the speculative traders and administrative staff who facilitated those despicable acts, so that they could be brought to justice.

The same authority took the opportunity to call on the administrative authorities at grassroots level to collaborate with the forces of law and order in tracking down all those involved in that affair.

Note that farmers who sold their maize production began receiving all the money owed to them by ANAGESSA on Saturday afternoon.