By Azania post
PRESIDENT John Magufuli today called crop boards’ directors to reduce farm produce to enable farmers reap more from their produce.
He was speaking in Dar es salaam during the launch of the second phase of the Agricultural Sector Development Programme where he said farmer were getting very little from the crops due to enormous taxes charges.
“We have nuisance taxes that only serves for the interest of few people,” the president said.
The president made an example of the cotton board, which he said, has not been supplying agricultural inputs to farmers, yet it charged them heavily upon selling their crop.
According to him, the board were stealing money, saying reports about the board spending Sh300m on 10m cashew trees were likely to be seen even as less of such crops could have been planted.
“The board need to improve production and exports, while reducing the burden of unnecessary charges to farmers,” he said.