The Chinyamukwakwa community in Chipinge South constituency is appealing for government to prioritise maize allocations to the dry region following poor yields recorded in the area last season.

Chinyamukwakwa is among the country’s driest areas and has year-in year-out witnessed low crop yield owing to its geographical positioning.

Speaking in an interview on the sidelines of a traditional leadership meeting, Chief Gararwa born Tobias Tyiziyo said the Chinyamukwakwa community looks up to government for assistance as more people in the area require food aid than before.

“We appeal for more food aid assistance that caters for more beneficiaries due to low yields realised this year,” he said.

The sentiments were echoed by local farmer Mr Tichaona Mlambo who said most fields were a right off. 

“This year unlike the previous seasons, farmers realised very little in their fields hence the need for more maize deliveries this year,” he said.

Government has said following success registered under the country’s command agriculture programme no family will die of hunger and the community is looking up for this rescue.