Is Minagri guilty of wasteful spending?

Editor, Refer to the article, “Minagri to sell off idle machinery after reproach” (The New Times, May 19).

Editor,

Refer to the article, “Minagri to sell off idle machinery after reproach” (The New Times, May 19).

This is a total waste of taxpayers’ money! Why would Minagri (Ministry of Agriculture) not purchase a few machines for demonstration purpose before going for a full-fledged wholesale purchase of all these equipment that they didn't need?

What feasibility study had the ministry done before taking a decision to procure these small machines and their trailers? Did they think about the terrain, durability and maintenance?

John

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I am sure if you went to Minagri you will find reports about feasibility studies that probably have not been done. Otherwise, I can't imagine spending our hard earned money like that! Shout out to the Auditor General’s Office.

Padiri

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