“Authorities Are Mistaken,” Company Denies Abusing Command Agric Funds

Fertiliser Grain and Seed (FGS), a local fertiliser company, has dismissed reports suggesting that the company received and abused funds meant for the Command Agriculture Programme.

Addressing members of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Lands, chaired by, Justice Wadyajena (MP), who toured the company premises in Bindura on Friday, FGS managing director, Steve Morland said:

We are not the company in question and the officials mistook us for another company that does funeral services. 

And we are not doing anything with Command Agriculture nor do we have any business relationship with Sakunda Holdings.

Morland added that the company has a contract to supply fertiliser under the Presidential Input Scheme and not Command Agriculture.

The remarks come after Tendai Biti, the chair of the Parliament Public Accounts Committee in August accused Treasury of paying US$400 million to the company with no known address or contact person.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe is facing severe starvation following a poor farming season amid reports that about US$5 billion was disbursed towards Command Agriculture.

More: New Zimbabwe

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One Comment on ““Authorities Are Mistaken,” Company Denies Abusing Command Agric Funds

  1. If Zimbabwe wants to ‘get it right’ and recover then it has to give all the stolen/confiscated farmland back to the original owners; get rid of the members of cabinet and get a few white folk back into the Civil Service/SOE’s. After all, it was them that ran this country and made into the bread basket of Africa, but it is the just-passed and the present regime of black incompetants who turned this once proud and rich country into a failed African-run basket case. Nothing else will work, because the black culture of theft and corruption will always be present. South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya are prime examples of this type of culture.

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