Govt to provide farming inputs | The Herald

via Govt to provide farming inputs | The Herald by Midlands Correspondent October 1, 2013 

GOVERNMENT will prioritise provision of agricultural inputs to smallholder farmers in time for the summer farming season as part of the Zanu-PF-led Government’s post-election priorities, Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa has said.

Speaking during his victory celebrations in Mvuma on Sunday, Minister Mnangagwa said the Government would soon distribute agricultural inputs to smallholder farmers as Zanu-PF’s partial fulfilment of promises made during election campaign.

Cde Mnangagwa said Zanu-PF has been preparing for the forthcoming summer farming season.

“Of late, we have seen the delay in the distribution of agricultural inputs by Government where in some cases it would be distributed way after the summer farming season. This was because MDC-T had misplaced priorities during the time of the inclusive Government. In some instances they would deliberately delay availing funds to acquire agricultural inputs.

“One of our priorities is to make agricultural inputs available on time ahead of the summer farming season,” he said.

Cde Mnangagwa said Government had secured funding to acquire agricultural inputs for early distribution to smallholder farmers.

He also reiterated that citizens should benefit from their own resources as well as embracing empowerment programmes such as the land reform, indigenisation and empowerment programmes.

“We would want to revive Athens Mine here in Mvuma so that local people would benefit from it in a shareholding capacity. We have seen a group of foreigners coming to siphon resources from our country. They have exhausted our resources yet we have not benefited from them,” he said.

Cde Mnangagwa said the disgruntled MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai was now down and out and would not hamper any people-centred initiative by Zanu-PF.

“VeMDC-T takavarova vakati feretu feretu kupera. (MDC-T is now finished after losing dismally in the harmonised elections). We are now focused on delivering what we promised to the people and honour our commitments as articulated in our party manifesto. We will not be distracted by noises made by toothless and harmless dogs,” he said.

Cde Mnangagwa also expressed gratitude to the people of Zimbabwe for showing confidence in the revolutionary party.

“I want to thank all of you who voted for President Mugabe, Zanu-PF Members of Parliament and councillors.

“You have shown your confidence in us as a party. We are a party with a rich history and tried and tested leaders,” he said.



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    tom cullen 9 years ago

    Tried and tested leaders? Is that a joke? Do these people fall even for there own propaganda? tried and tested in the art of running a nation in to poverty and starvation more like! all praise despot Mugabe. Leader of non murderer of many.

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    Macon Pane 9 years ago

    Tell a big enough lie loud enough and long enough, and someone will begin to believe it. Tom, you’re right… the Z-party has actually hypnotized itself into believing their own lies. The king looks quite the foolish one with nay clothes…

    Next, we’ll hear that the failed Zim dollar, the trade imbalance, the fallow fields, all the failing infrastructure, and the frequent electrical blackouts of the past umpteen years is MDC’s doing. But, if ya want the truth, put some clothes on, and just follow the money…


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    Don’t forget “Sanctions that MDC organised” on the excuses list and still no Diamonds revenue!!

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    Zumba 9 years ago

    This Governamet has completely lost the plot – They have destroyed the entire Ag Sector by looting Commercial farm businesses – They think it will make things better by dishing out some Ox Drawn ploughs & Donkey carts ( which will be sold for cash ) . And they are still to this day taking & looting viable commercial farms under the banner of ZANUPF – The way forward : After stealing & looting every single commercial farm , hopefully the penny will drop – Then possibly allow commercial farmers with Title deeds to return to their land to pick up the ruins and start again if they so wish – Or lease the land back on a 100 Year lease to the next generation of Commercial famers backed by banks . Either way its going to take 20 Years from the turn around to repair the damage to the Zim Farming sector . When are they going to realize !! God help us .

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    Bunguse Tauyawo 9 years ago

    If there are any Rhodies who still think that land in Zimbabwe will come back to them, they are dreaming. What is likely to happen is that the previously landless blacks, their children or even their grand children, will work on that land until they can produce efficiently for the nation. Blacks are used to work patiently for their prosperity, as shown by their long drawn out war of independence. They will hold onto that land forever and and ever and never give it up or lose it ever again.

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    masvukupete 9 years ago

    Everyday nanga nanga ne MDC. You are in power now and wholly so, now its time to deliver. If they think they can turn around the Agric sector through donations then we forgive them for they really know not what they do. It is akin to getting diesel from a rock if they think that is the solution to our food problems. But then again these guys are educated they may be using the poverty system to keep hold of power, but I doubt it.

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    Zumba 9 years ago

    To Bunguse Tauyawo – In my 5 cents , There was no mention of White or Black . This is the problem with your poisoned mind – Everything has to be turned into a racial issue . I was talking about viable Commercial farmers white or black being victimized , stolen from and looted . The bad attitude of destroying a Commercial farming business because the owner happens to be white or because the owner happens to be a Black MDC supporter or whatever is why we as a country are spiraling downwards – is this the hate you are teaching you children ?? The one way to get the Ag sector going again is to get the banks involved – the only way they are going to get involved is if there is Title to the land – The only way to get Title is that one has to PAY FOR IT ! believe it or not – we havent seen that in while in the ag sector have we .

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    Inini 9 years ago

    Only ZANU cabals will get the farming inputs with extras for sale lol