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Prime Minister urges administrative officials to ensure that maize collected by ANAGESSA does not rot


Jun 7, 2024

NGOZI, June 7th (ABP) – The Prime Minister of Burundi, Gervais Ndirakobuca, is calling for the effective involvement of all those involved in the conservation of the maize harvest. He expressed that wish on Wednesday, 5 June 2024, in Ngozi, at a meeting to assess preparations for the C cropping season and the management of the maize harvest by the National Food Security Stock Management Agency (ANAGESSA).

The Prime Minister pointed out that the purchase of the maize harvest is a government programme and not a matter for ANAGESSA.

He asked provincial governors, agricultural officials and ANAGESSA to monitor the storage sheds where the purchased maize is kept, to ensure that the harvest does not rot and that stocks are not destabilised by criminals.

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Thus, the administrative staff who have storage sheds in their sectors will have to come without delay to check the state of the harvest and move on to drying as planned. He called for production to be certified first in the regional sheds and then in the provincial sheds. With regard to the second campaign to purchase maize production, it has been noted that there is equipment that is not yet available, as well as medicines for disinsectisation.

The Prime Minister has recommended that ANAGESSA make that missing equipment available and resume purchasing next Monday. According to Mr Ndirakobuca, purchases should start with the population that has less than 500 kg before moving on to the larger quantities.