….as President ED launches piggery scheme
The Revolutionary and Democratic Party continues to seek broad based development and economic emancipation of the people as the First Secretary, President Emmerson Mnangagwa launched yet another agricultural masterpiece under the Presidential livestock inputs support programme in piggery production .
Officially handing over the pigs at Cleveland shooting range in Harare, President Mnangagwa said the project will see an initial 10 000 weaners, donated by the largest private pig producer Triple C Private Limited being distributed countrywide guided by the value chain principles and increased demand in local agricultural commodities.
Under the leadership of President Mnangagwa various agricultural initiatives espoused in the Agriculture recovery Plan such as, the Pfumvudza Concept, the Blitz Soil Conditioning Programme, and the Agriculture Extension Worker and the economy has been introduced.
In launching the Command Livestock programme in piggery, President Mnangagwa vowed that his administration would prioritise economic development through agriculture and not politics.
The Revolutionary Party has remain in track in realising that the agricultural sector remains the biggest employer under the new order in the country hence transformation in this sector will create massive job opportunities for our people in many areas through. President Mnangagwa said it was important for Government to put forward a programme for those who were willing to be empowered and also saluted the sponsors Triple C Private Limited, a subsidiary of Innscor’s Colcolm pork subsidiary, for donating the piglets. “Success in agriculture is a result of concerted efforts among all critical players. We remain committed to a private sector-led and Government-enabled economic development trajectory as enunciated in the Transitional Stabilisation Programme.
“Triple C has shown us that despite challenges imposed on us by Covid-19, united and working with unity of purpose as one nation, we can emerge stronger and more prosperous. Such public-private partnerships when replicated can transform the livelihoods of our people,” said President Mnangagwa.
The President also pledged to capacitate extension workers by ensuring they are mobile and capacitated with 5 000 motorcycles to be distributed to the workers to improve monitoring and evaluation of the small scale farmers.