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An audit of an agricultural inputs program aimed at rewarding productive farmers has unearthed cases of corrupt reselling of the aid by senior government officials and parliamentarians. Brig-Gen Douglas Nyikayaramba, in charge of logistics of the "Champion Farmers" program, told the official Sunday Mail newspaper that some senior ruling party officials, including eight parliamentarians, had resold the free inputs, or hired farmers to farm on their behalf with the intention of splitting the profits from harvest sales. The Champion Farmers scheme, designed to boost production, has been mired in controversy over its lack of transparency and potential for politicization.

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