By ZBC Reporter
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has handed over five thousand motorbikes to the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, and Rural Resettlement, in a move set to capacitate Agritex extension officers,
“I now handover these 5000 motorbikes to you to be used by your Agritex officers,” said the President.
In recognition of the important work done by Agritex extension workers, President Mnangagwa handed over the motorbikes which were donated by two local companies to the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate, and Rural Resettlement Air Chief Marshal Perrance Shiri.
The motorbikes will be distributed to Agritex officers across the country.
“At the centre of all our growth and development programmes is the key role of extension services, having a responsive agricultural extension service system enables appropriate training backstopping,” said Minister Shiri.
Representatives of the two companies, Sweet Valley Seeds and FSG said they appreciate the government efforts to attain food security.
“We believe that a motivated extension worker will bring the required yield. This will go a long way in helping our extension workers to assist the farmers in attaining food security,” said Temba Nkatazo of Sweet Valley Seeds