By Stephen Ephraem
A farming program which aims at get higher yield on a small portion of land using conservative methods named Pfumvudza has taken off in Chipinge with the Government disbursing 10 motorcycles to the Department of Agricultural Technical and Extension Services (Agritex).
Chipinge is earmarked to receive 90 motorcycles for easy movement of Agritex officers during the implementation of the Pfumvudza program. According to the District Agricultural Extension Officer Mr Tapiwanashe Chagwesha, the remaining bikes shall be handed over this year.
“At least 10 of the 90 Agritex officers in Chipinge have so far received motor bicycles from government in a move aimed at enhancing working conditions for agriculture monitors in the district.
“The gesture is a timely boost especially now when they are tasked with monitoring and implementation of government program, Pfumvudza which is being rolled out across the country.
“We are so excited that government is walking the talk on making life easy for us. Our extension officers were walking very long distances to attend to our farmers and now with the coming in of motor bikes it’s now easy for us,” said Mr Chagwesha.
The District head was worried by some of his staff members who don’t possess valid driver’s licences and pledged to help facilitate the training of such in order to make work easier for them.