|VP Mujuru meets Israeli envoy|
|Tuesday, 10 July 2012 18:50|
The Vice President, Cde Joice Mujuru has bemoaned the late disbursement of payment to farmers saying the delays are eroding gains achieved so far in the agricultural sector.
Cde Mujuru made the remarks when she met the Israeli Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr. Dan Shaham, who had paid a courtesy call at her Munhumutapa Offices.
Vice President Mujuru told the Israeli ambassador that while government is committed to improving production on the farms, late disbursement of payments to the farmers is having a negative effect on the overall performance of the agricultural sector in the country.
Addressing journalists after the meeting, Ambassador Shaham said Israel is committed to working with Zimbabwe in various sectors, especially agriculture and health.
He said plans are underway to assist farmers to adopt irrigation technologies that will help in improving yields, adding that a group of eye specialists to conduct eye camps will be coming to Zimbabwe.
Ambassador Dasham is Israeli ambassador to Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia.
Israel has advanced irrigation technologies and has managed to boost agricultural productivity in a country which is largely arid.