Government says it remains committed in ensuring that its citizens benefit from the country’s natural resources such as land, water, forests and wildlife.

Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Advocate Martin Dinha made proclamation at the launch of the Mashonaland Central command fisheries programme held at Mazowe dam.

Following the national launch of the command fisheries programme by President Robert Mugabe at Tokwe Mukosi dam last month, the initiative is now cascading to the provinces.

Mazowe dam was the venue for the provincial launch of the command fisheries programme in Mashonaland Central.

Aimed at rejuvenating the fisheries industry at grassroots level, the initiative will go a long way in improving food security and nutrition for many rural communities, said Advocate Dinha.

Spearheaded by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, the command fisheries programme will see communities being trained in aquaculture.

To date over 700 000 fingerlings have been distributed to various provinces countrywide under the command fisheries programme.