Government throws white farmers lifeline

HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has thrown a lifeline to white commercial farmers by inviting them to enter into joint ventures with resettled farmers as part of reviving agriculture and boosting the economy.

Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement minister Perrance Shiri told the white farmers — many of whom struggled under deposed leader Robert Mugabe — that those who wished to undertake farming, but did not have land, were at liberty to scout for partners.

This included going into co-operative farming arrangements such as joint ventures and contract farming agreements.

Shiri told the white farmers at Esbank Farm in Mazowe last Friday that “both black and white farmers work together in harmony towards formulating winning strategies to attain the breadbasket status which Zimbabwe used to occupy in the region.”

“As the minister responsible … I am glad to inform you that constitutionalism and adherence to the rule of law are now guiding principles in Zimbabwe.

“Please be advised that the current government has zero tolerance to lawlessness and as such all our esteemed farmers are hereby given the assurances of the highest order that their investments are safe,” said Shiri.

Comments (3)

It's sad that ZANU government wants to attain votes through despising white people, the same individuals who have developed the land. Black people are known to be clueless about commercial farming. You gave them the and to use as toilets that's why there's perennial hunger, which then gives ZANOIDS a chance to rule the starving Zimbabwe.

Chikowore - 26 July 2018

I find all this Scot racist -(

Hapoka - 26 July 2018

Of all people, Perence is the last i expected to here making such shameful utterances. When you looted commercial farms and terrorised the owners do you now expect them to listen to your hogwash. White zimbabwean farmers shall be treated like Zimbabweans under an MDC Alliance gvt. As for you, plan for yo retirement for, alas, its in two days.

El Nino - 28 July 2018

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