Seven top directors leave Agric ministry
SEVEN directors in the ministry of Land, Agriculture,Water and Rural Resettlement have left the organisation as it positions to transform agriculture into a USD$8.2 billion industry by 2025.
The Agriculture sector is considered a key driver to the attainment of Government’s Vision 2030.
In a statement minister of Lands, Agriculture,Water, and Rural Resettlement Dr Anxious Masuka said the seven had served diligently and their replacements will be announced in due course.
The directors who have left are J. Gondo who was chief director Agricultural Advisory Services, R Muzamhindo Chief Director Mechanisation and Irrigation Development, Legal Advisor Mrs Sumowah, M.Nyamangara Director Agricultural and Farmer Training.
Also departing are Mr B. Makodza Director Livestock Production, Mr R Gumbo Director Mechanisation and Mr B Mache Director Agricultural Advisory Services.
“May I also highlight, that following the launch of the Agriculture and Food Systems Strategy 2020-2025 by the President His Excellency Dr ED Mnangagwa, which seeks to transform agriculture from a USD5.2 billion to a USD8.2 billion industry by 2025, the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement will reform restructure, rebuild, and transform its service delivery to position agriculture as a major driver for the attainment of Vision 2030. In this regard, I wish to announce that some senior civil servants who have served loyally, diligently and with dedication, have left the ministry. Their replacements will be announced by the Permanent Secretary in due course”.
Meanwhile the ministry says inputs for the 2020-2021 summer cropping season are now available for both the Climate Proofed Presidential Inputs Scheme popularly known as Pfumvudza and the revamped Command Agriculture Programme.