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'Govt has no capacity to give people livestock or cash' - Minister

by Stephen Jake
05 Aug 2016 at 16:42hrs | Views
Deputy Minister of Agriculture Paddy Zhanda has said the government has no capacity at the moment to give people livestock and cash.

"Currently we do not have a programme to give people livestock or cash. The programme that we have right now is to go to those people with livestock and capacitate them on how to keep their livestock," he said.

"In Zimbabwe, we have 5.3 million cattle but the most important thing that is happening is that the cows that are bearing calves are very low."

He said there are so many people who are keeping livestock of which the larger number are cows and we want to educate and conscientise them on how they can increase the number of calves from the cows that they have.

"There is a challenge whereby some cows become more of an expense and do not bear any calves throughout the year. So, we want them to bear calves every year so that it becomes productive," he said.

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