Magufuli Fires Agriculture Ministers, Disbands Cashew Nut Board

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has deployed the military to buy cashew nuts directly from farmers in the southern region of the country. Magufuli rejected offers from 13 firms intending to buy the cash crop and assigned the Tanzania People's Defence Forces to buy the produce at $1.43 per kilo. This comes after Magufuli has fired Agriculture minister Charles Tizeba and disbanded the Cashewnut Board of Tanzania.

Cashew nut farmers will know their fate over the marketing crisis, following the end of a four-day ultimatum given by the government to prospective buyers to buy the crop.

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