Namisa Blogger of the year 2013,Stimulating the much needed debate

A report by Anti Corruption bureau (ACB) on the 2012/13 farm input subsidy programme (FISP) shows that diversion of fertilizer by transporters who were hired by the ministry of agriculture to other unintended places left more beneficiaries without access to the commodity.
This has been disclosed by the bureau at a dissemination conference of the report in Lilongwe. The report has also disclosed that late delivery of inputs in some areas resulted in beneficiaries selling the coupons.Over 16 cases have been recorded and one case involving Group Village Head man Kamphata was concluded.
The Group Village Head man was found guilty after he was found with 48 bags of fertilizer valued at 624 hundred thousand and he was convicted,fined and ordered to return the bags. The report by ACB is aimed at enhancing transparency and accountability through increased involvement of the bureau in the implementation of FISP.

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