Communities have been urged to take advantage of the command fisheries programme to empower themselves.

Addressing villagers at the launch of the command fisheries programme at Mahusekwa dam in Marondera district, Mashonaland East Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Retired Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri said the command fisheries programme will not only help in food security but will also empower communities.

The programme which is being implemented by the National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority of Zimbabwe will benefit the local small holder farmers who have plots at Mahusekwa irrigation scheme and villagers in ward 11 under Chief Nyandoro and neighbouring communities.