At least 150 households in Matshiya Ward in Lupane have received the Presidential agricultural inputs.Soon after embarking on the land reform programme which was aimed addressing land imbalances that affected the black majority, government has been putting efforts to equip resettled farmers with inputs to ensure that they are able to fully utilise their land.
It is against this background that the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe initiated the inputs scheme so that the resettled farmers can fully enjoy the benefits of the land reform programme.
Speaking soon after receiving their allocation of Compound D fertiliser, maize seed and small grain seed, the villagers who could not hide their excitement expressed their gratitude to President Mugabe for unveiling the programme saying the inputs will enable them to increase their yields and ensure food security in the country.
Matabeleland North Governor and Resident Minister, Cde ThokozileÂ Mathuthu told the recipients of the inputs that the President initiated the programme as a way of empowering the black majority and ensuring that they are not turned into beggars in their own land.
A total of 5 tonnes of Compound D fertiliser, 2 tonnes of maize seed and 500kg of small grain seed was handed over to the villagers irrespective of their political affiliation.