Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Deputy Minister Davis Marapira has accused some farmers of selling seed and fertiliser allocated to them under the Presidential Inputs Scheme. He said the problem started in Mashonaland East and Manicaland provinces.
While all the provinces have been doing well in the distribution of farming inputs to farmers across the country, we are saddened by the latest development where we have heard of unscrupulous people who are now reselling the farming inputs. It is a sad development for the country because the Government invested millions of dollars to boast the agriculture sector and some anti-development people are going against progress. The reselling of farming inputs started in Mashonaland East into Manicaland and is now spread across the country. Let me warm the perpetrators that if they are caught, the full wrath of the law will decent on them.
Marapira said they were still compiling data to see the tonnage of inputs that was resold. He also said that such people were not real farmers but people who wanted to cause mayhem and disorder.