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K2bn missing in green belt initiative: cashgate


In latest revealations it has been found out that the infamous cashgate did not spare the green belt initiative project as money amounting to K2 billion meant for the project was stolen.

Henry Njoloma a man entrusted to look after the project revealed to Afriem that financial hitches have hit the project due to the stolen money.

“At the moment our operations have ben affected because we dont have money. The K2 billion that went missing could have gone a long way in realise our objectives in time,” He said.

Peter Mutharika has reiterated his commitment to reviving the Green Belt Initiative (GIB) in a bid to increase agriculture export base.

President Mutharika said the GBI would be
intensified in different localities along Lake Malawi and other perennial rivers.

The Malawi leader further said upon its intensification, the initiative would promote double or thrice harvests in a year consequently boosting.commercial agriculture in the country.

He noted: “With climate change effects, the future of the agriculture sector in Malawi is mainly dependent on irrigated farming. As such my Government intends to revive the Green belt Initiative to intensify irrigation farming.

“This initiative will therefore ensure that the
country gets good crop harvests under irrigation as there will be the possibility of getting more harvests in a year hence increasing the agricultural export base.”

He then urged all players in the agriculture sector to be innovative and also consider adapting to the changing environment by using modern technologies to ensure increased production.

The Green Belt Initiative targets smallholder and commercial farmers with the aim of achieving and sustaining an agricultural revolution that will provide a sound footing for sustained economic growth and development through increased agricultural export volumes.

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