Cashew nuts farmers to smile their way to the bank!

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Christmas has come early for cashew nuts farmer,Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered the military to buy nuts directly from farmers after private companies refused to pay the price fixed by his government.

The move comes just days after Magufuli fired Agriculture Minister Charles Tizeba and Trade Minister Charles Mwijage for failing in their obligations to the cashew industry.

President Magufuli rejected offers from 13 firms intending to buy the cash crop and assigned the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) to buy the produce at $1.43 (Tsh3300) per kilo higher than the price companies were willing to pay, according to a government statement issued Monday.

President John Magufuli.

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