Tobacco Farmers Failing To Get Cash
Tobacco farmers are struggling to get their money at auction floors, as the country’s severe cash crunch continues to worsen. This is despite the government’s recent directive to banks to pay tobacco farmers $1 000 for their initial sales. Frustrated farmers who spoke to the Daily News yesterday confirmed that they had battled over the past three weeks to access money from both banking halls and at automated teller machines (ATMs). This had seen many of them sleeping out in the open on empty tummies, as they waited to access their money.