President mourns Eng Chitsiko

By ZBC Reporter

The President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa says late former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Eng Chitsiko was a source of technical leadership and inexhaustible knowledge in the farming sector.

In a condolence message to the Chitsiko family,the President said Engineer Chitsiko was the country’s face towards agricultural transformation for greater food security.

I learnt with deep sense of sadness the death of Engineer Ringson Chitsiko from COVID-19 related complications.He was a the face of our efforts towards national agricultural transformation for greater food security for our nation.He will be sorely missed by his colleagues in government ,and by the farming community which drew a lot from his technical leadership and inexhaustible knowledge as an agricultural expert .

The President also said that a State-assisted funeral has been accorded to the late.

In appreciation of his distinguished career and dedication to National Service,i have directed that the late Cde Ringson Chitsiko be accorded a State-assisted funeral,he indicated.

Engineer Chitsiko died yesterday morning from COVID-19 related complications.

During his tenure,he conceived and operationalised several agricultural policies and programmes which put the nation on an even agricultural keel after many years of repeated food insecurity.