Zimbabwe’s youth get land for farming
Forty young people from Marondera, Seke and Chikomba districts of Mashonaland East province were recently given plots of land for agricultural purposes
They were each allocated 10 hectares under the Second Republic’s initiative youth programme. The youth who received the land have been trained in agriculture and are ready to work hard to ensure food security. This is reported by New Ziana.
Lynette Nyamakope, one of the beneficiaries, expressed her gratitude to President Mnangagwa and government for the assistance. She said she will work hard to contribute to the country’s food security.
Chris Saidi also was given land said they were honoured to receive the land. as it provided an opportunity to contribute to the country’s food security.
Dr Aplonia Munzverengwi, Minister of State for Mashonaland East Provincial Affairs and Devolution, was present during the distribution of the plots.
She urged the beneficiaries to work on the land for the good of the country.
“Those to whom we are allocating plots have already been trained in agricultural skills and have received certificates. <…>Some of them will take up horticulture and poultry farming and eventually they will be able to raise their standard of living.”
Agro-industry plays an important role in Zimbabwe’s economy, which is why the country is actively working on youth empowerment as a key area of development.