Cotton farmers in Manicaland province have demanded payment in cash for their products to avoid the extra charges incurred when using mobile money platform, EcoCash.
With cotton harvesting now at 80 per cent in the province, the farmers feel that using mobile money platforms will eat into their profits.
The farmers’ concerns were articulated by Manicaland Agritex livestock and crop production officer Cephas Mlambo. He said:
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While it is easy for a person in the urban areas to transact using EcoCash, the system can become very complex for people in communal areas and some farmers in those areas do not understand how the system operates.
Deceitful business people end up ripping off farmers by charging extra money for transacting using EcoCash.