Tobacco farmers angry over penalty for excess leaf sales

Tobacco farmers are up in arms against the decision by tobacco regulators to effect penalty for excess tobacco grown outside its quota.

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The Tobacco Commission has told the farmers of the penalties when the tobacco market is about to close at the end of the season in few weeks’ time.

But Tobacco Commission official Hellings Nasolo said the penalties have not just been introduced by the commission but rather are provisions in the new tobacco Act.

“The commission has been giving updates on this issue time and again, this is not new at all. We have been updating the farmers on the changes in the new Act,” said Nasolo.

It is estimated that there is 40 million tonnes of excess tobacco which could rake in K40 billion but the new Act says the farmers should only get 10 per cent of the money which translates to K4 billion only.

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Kaitano
Kaitano
1 year ago

All of these new rules and or pelnaties you are introducing is to make sure that people from Central Region should suffer under your leadership, you well know that people from South are working for us in our farms, they will suffer too!

Ndendeuli
Ndendeuli
1 year ago
Reply to  Kaitano

So you don’t know that laws are made in parliament where your central region tobacco smoking MPs make their contributions?

Kaitano
Kaitano
1 year ago
Reply to  Ndendeuli

Read again

Mwe'ene
Mwe'ene
1 year ago
Reply to  Kaitano

@Kaitano
I have re-read your piece, and the question by @Ndendeule is still pertinent.

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