Resettled farmers in Umguza Constituency have joined the rest of the country in expressing their gratitude to the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe, for the Agricultural Inputs Programme saying it will boost productivity in the agricultural sector.Speaking soon after receiving 100 tonnes of Ammonium Nitrate fertiliser in Nyamandlovu, the farmers said President Mugabe is an exemplary leader who has passion for the people, which he displays by fulfilling the wishes of all Zimbabweans, adding that the programme is a clear indication that the President is committed to economic empowerment of the black majority, who for a long time were disadvantaged under the colonial regime.
They expressed optimism that they will harvest increased yields this agricultural season, saying the programme will ensure food security locally and put the country back in its pole position as the bread basket of the region.
Zanu PF District Chairperson for Umguza Constituency, Cde Richard Moyo, told party supporters that President Mugabe has worked tirelessly to ensure that all resettled farmers in the country are equipped with agricultural inputs, despite illegal sanctions imposed on the country by the west.
The constituency`s 19 wards received 60 tonnes of maize seed and 60 tonnes of cotton in different phases of the programme.
Farmers in other districts in Matebeleland North including Hwange, Nkayi and Lupane have already benefitted from the programme.
A snap survey by the ZBC News in the area revealed that while some of the crop is still in good condition, some of it has been affected by the current dry spell.