nhema francis2.jpgThe Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Management, Cde Francis Nhema says government will endeavor to improve the delivery of veterinary services to cope with increased demand following the success of the Land Reform Programme.

Speaking at World Veterinary Day commemorations in Bindura,  Cde Nhema said developments in the veterinary field need to be in line with those in the wildlife sector to ensure maximum benefits to the local community and the country in both animal and human health.

He said external markets of animal products are heavily dependent on the existence of a sound veterinary system which meets international standards adding that to date government has established 480 animal health management centres countywide to provide animal extension advice.

The main commemorations coincided with the official opening of Mashonaland Central provincial veterinary offices in the town.
 Mashonaland Central Governor and Resident Minister, Cde Martin Dinha said the construction of the new veterinary office complex in Bindura is a welcome development.

This year’s World Veterinary Day Cmmemorations were held under the theme “one world one health, marking 250 years of the existence of modern veterinary science”.