Minister of Agriculture Michael Katambo says government has engaged the Ministry of Finance in order to provide funds to clear the debt owed to seed suppliers.
Mr. Katambo said this is because Government is determined to clear the debt it owes seed suppliers.
He noted that his ministry is aware that seed companies are facing challenges as a result of government not giving them money.
Mr. Katambo said after making a part payment the seed companies have started distributing seeds across the country.
He said this in response to a question raised by Gwembe MP Malungo Chisangano who wanted to find out why companies which supplied seed in 2015 to 2017 have not been paid.