It is time to be food self-sufficient: Pres Mnangagwa

By ZBC Reporter

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa says it is time for the country to be self-sustainable and stop to food imports, reiterating that the government is ready to support farmers through farm mechanisation, modernisation and provision of reliable energy to ensure maximum production, productivity and profitability.

He was speaking this Friday after touring the successful Kunatsa Estates, owned by Mr Doug Munatsi of Bindura District.

The President said through dedication, hard work and national unity, Zimbabwe will achieve food security in the next three to four years.

“Going forward, there must be a corresponding relationship between one’s level of mechanisation and ultimate production. Those who are mechanised must produce to their level, while those with draught power and those without, must equally work hard according to their capabilities. As a nation, we have come to a point where we must say bye-bye to food imports,” he said.

The President was accompanied by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement Minister Dr Anxious Masuka, Home Affairs and National Heritage Minister Kazembe Kazembe and Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution in Mashonaland Central Senator Monicah Mavhunga and war veterans leaders in the province.