New Twist To Command Agric “Saga” As FSG Accuse Finance Ministry Officials Of Lying
16 October 2019
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By A Correspondent- The managing director of Fertiliser, Seed Grain (FSG) Steve Morland denounced officials from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development for lying to Parliament that they advanced more US$400 million for Command Agriculture fertiliser to his company.

Morland appeared before the parliamentary portfolio committee on Agriculture chaired by Gokwe Nembudziya MP Justice Mayor Wadyajena on Tuesday.

He said:

The funding we received is a total of just over 400 million in RTGS and Treasury Bills. I can categorically state that we never received even US$1 from government and we can prove that because we have all the documentation.

A few months ago Ministry of Finance principal director Zvinechimwe Churu and director of budgets and capital expenditure Fidelis Ngorora told the Tendai Biti-led portfolio committee on Public Accounts that FSG had been advanced the amount. They also said the firm had no known address or contact person.