LINDA SOKO TEMBO writes

@SunZambian

A 12-YEAR-OLD girl of Chimbwese Village of Chief Chibesakunda of Shiwang’andu District has been defiled allegedly by her brother in law.

Muchinga Police Commissioner Joe Njase confirmed the incident which was reported to Shiwang’andu police on October 10 around 19.29 hours by Ketty Banda 24 the older sister of the victim.

Mr Njase said Ms Banda claimed she found Mumbi Chanda 22 her husband in the act when she came back from the maize field and that the victim had sustained pains and bleeding in her private part.

“Ms Banda is the one who reported to the matter to Shiwang’andu police. She said she was coming from the maize field where she had gone alone leaving the husband with victim at their house,” he said.

Mr Njase said a medical form had been issued, and a docket opened and Chanda is in police custody.

Slow pace of FISP distribution worries Muchinga PS

SLOW distribution of farming inputs under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) in Isoka district is worrying, says Muchinga Province Permanent Secretary Joyce Nsamba.

Ms. Nsamba said she was worried to find that only 12 percent of fertilizer under FISP had been distributed to farmers in the area.

Speaking when she inspected storage sheds in the district Ms. Nsamba said government was in a hurry in ensuring that all inputs for 2019/2020 farming season were delivered to farmers before the onset of the rains.

She directed Isoka district commissioner, Evenwell Mutambo  and Isoka  District Agriculture  Co-coordinator (DACO )  Victor Siame to strictly supervise the FISP programme.

Meanwhile Mr Siame said currently 12,111 farmers had already deposited their K400 contribution towards accessing the inputs.

Mr Siame said that the district was at 99 percent in terms of deposits and so far farmers had deposited K 4, 844,400.

He urged farmers who had not yet done so to quickly make their deposits by the end of October.

Isoka  has targeted 12,174 farmers to benefit from FISP during the 2019-2020 farming season.-ZANIS

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