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No more time for snorting drugs at shopping centres

06 Mar 2020 at 07:33hrs | Views
The Presidential agricultural inputs scheme has put food on the tables of many households in rural Zimbabwe. Had it been not for this noble cause many families would have faced hunger and possibly starvation.

No maize crop is showing signs of nitrogen deficiency because of the inputs scheme that availed fertilizers and seed to most villagers.

In Mash. Central people are expecting a bumper harvest, enough for the family and a few bags for the market. Sugar beans is another high value crop that has found willing growers in Chiweshe where almost every plot has a small portion growing the legume.

In pursuance of diversity many families are now embracing horticulture. Carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions are now common crops under market gardening.

Farmers are now busy all year round with a lot of movement to the markets and shopping trips to towns. Many youths who did not do well at school have found refuge in farming where they are doing very well. No more idling at shopping centres snorting drugs and smoking 'ganja'.

Even the elderly are assisting with tobacco curring that is now under way, no more passing time sharing calabashes of traditional brew under trees as per tradition.

The psychomotor division of labour demands all hands on deck. Education with production must be highly encouraged if we are to progress as a nation. Unity is the key.

Thomas Tondo Murisa. Chinehasha.

Source - Thomas Tondo Murisa
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