drought.jpgZanu-PF Secretary for Administration in Masvingo Province, Cde Edmand Mhere says, Masvingo province is set to benefit from government’s Grain Loan Scheme following indicators of food shortages due to erratic rainfall this agricultural season.

Cde Mhere said contingent measures to avert hunger in the province are at an advanced stage following consultations with chiefs and the Provincial Administrator.

In an interview with ZBC News at Muchakata communal area, Chief Shumba appealed to government to facilitate the Grain Loan Scheme in drought-prone areas in Masvingo.

Chief Shumba said despite provision of relevant inputs at the opportune time by the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert  Mugabe this agricultural season, farmers fear another drought due to unpredictable rainfall patterns in Masvingo province.