Zvimba North legislator and Home Affairs Minister, Dr Ignatius Chombo said no white collar job is as rewarding as farming and called on the young generation to realise that the notion that there is good life in the glamour of cities is just an illusion.
Dr Chombo, himself a renowned farmer, had wise words of counsel to those who think there is no joy in farming, telling stakeholders who turned up for a maize field day at Bessivile Farm in Banket that former white farmers in Zvimba north alone managed to buy 17 private planes from farming while only a mere three indigenous Zimbabweans in the area had cars prior to the land reform programme.
Bessivile Farm is owned by Mr Winston Marufu, who left his job in Harare after graduating from an American university to pursue farming.
Mr Marufu practices mixed farming which include crop production and animal husbandry and boasts of 215 hectares under maize.
Minister Chombo said the education system that was in place previously tended to mould students into potential white collar employees yet the real deal is in farming.
Mr Marufu urged youths to learn the art of farming to enhance food security.
The command agriculture programme has this season enhanced maize production with the country expecting a bumper harvest.