Four out of five grower groups have agreed to each sell sixty metric tonnes (two truck loads of 600 50Kgs. bags) of quality contracted maize to the World Food Programme. The fifth group has opted not to sell and according to the contract this is their perogative. I do not know their reasons for their decision because my question was not answered.
” Mr………., I am texting you as a farmer, a donor and a Canadian tax payer and not as a volunteer with CUSO VSO WFP. These organizations are not accountable for my opinion: your farmers’ group has acted in bad faith. Every /= $ poured into this contract is donated and far exceeds the value of the corn. Honouring the intent of the contract would not have been a burden. This “Gift of Canada” maize was to feed Tanzanians and fellow Afrikans suffering on your borderline. Yes, the Food programme failed you with a confused explanation of the Forward Contract but still the final offer of 627/= shillings per kilogram is not exploitive, it is a generous reflexion of the current market price and offered farmers an opportunity to earn, to learn and to give back, to give unto others…”