Govt interventions in rural development bear fruit

By Tambaoga Gora

THE Government’s agriculture support schemes have been commended for transforming lives in rural communities.

More than 3 000 people converged at Matau Primary School in Hurungwe West at the weekend for a Green Show where an overwhelming 583 female farmers showcased their products.

Exhibitors attributed the highly subscribed farming competition to an array of government support schemes.

“We had good rains and also a number of received fertiliser under the Pfumvudza programme.

“We have gardens dotted around this constituency, it is also another intervention called horticultural revival programme it was brought by our President we want to spread these nutritional around the Province,” said the exhibitors.

Hurungwe West legislator, Honourable Mary Mliswa noted that the exhibition is a reflection of the strides that have been made in ensuring food self-sufficiency in the area.

“We are celebrating what we have harvested while thanking President Emmerson Mnangagwa for supporting us, I am now satisfied that we have no hunger in Hurungwe West,” she said.

Guest farmer at the annual exhibition, Noma Mliswa underscored the importance of empowering women in the sustainable development of the country.

“Congratulations to you women in Hurungwe West, you are moving in line with the country’s vision by contributing to food security don’t look down upon yourself you are in the right direction,” she said.

Exhibitors walked away with various prizes ranging from kitchen utensils, bicycles and agricultural implements.