The government says it will strictly monitor the Presidential Inputs Scheme programme to ensure beneficiaries use the inputs and do not sell them for quick gains.

This was said by Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Deputy Minister, Davis Marapira as he launched the scheme in Masvingo North and Zaka.

Given that most rural folk rely on subsistence farming for a living, the early delivery of the Presidential Inputs Scheme will go a long way in ensuring good yields.

Government is already in the process of distributing inputs to the communal farmers deviating from the trend of late delivery of inputs which had become the norm.

Masvingo North and Zaka are among the most recent beneficiaries of the inputs with over 4 000 households benefiting.

“We were used to receiving these inputs late in the season. For that we wnt to thank you for the early disbursement of inputs,” said some of the beneficiaries.

Mr Marapira, however, cautioned beneficiaries against selling the inputs for quick gains saying Agritex officials will monitor to ensure the communal farmers use them for the intended purposes.

The government is working to ensure that the country becomes self-sufficient in terms of food provision and timely availing of inputs is one of the measures to ensure this is achieved.