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Pfumvudza is what the doctor ordered

28 Jan 2021 at 22:05hrs | Views
This-PFumvudza programme, where ever the idea came from is what the doctor ordered. The rains are falling abundantly adding to the success story of the project. Wherever you go countrywide, the maize crop is a pleasure to watch, lush green and looking very healthy.

Zimbabwe will reclaim its bread basket status come harvest time. Every homestead is boasting a good maize crop and God willing, the granaries will overflow with grain.

Authorities must put in place measures to prevent 'illegal' maize exports to neighboring countries if we are to completely eradicate grain shortages. We have heard before of truckloads of grain going to Mutare via Zambia, what hogwash?

Kleptomania at play, it is such selfish behavior that impoverishes a nation. We have good grain storage infrastructure in place, no avoidable leakages must be allowed.

Where grain deliveries to GMB have been effected, may those mandated to pay the farmers please do so on time. To the farmer its the family annual salary, any delay in receiving payment means great prejudice and derailed plans.

I urge government to consider more rounds of Pvumvudza till Zimbabwe has excess grain. In Mash. Central the fields were utilized well with tobacco, maize and cotton   visible everywhere.

The tobacco crop has reached 'expected heights' and the farmers are quite optimistic of a successful selling season when the auction floors open.

Covid-19 has dampened the otherwise good farming season. Mask up, sanitise and observe social distancing, a life lost is one too many.

Avoid unnecessary traveling and gatherings. Above all keep praying for the plague to go away. Our God is faithful.

Tondo Murisa. Chinehasha.

Source - Tondo Murisa
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