Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube told a breakfast meeting to review the 2019 Monetary Policy Statement that the government has made significant progress with the issue of compensating white former commercial farmers.
The government is in the process of evaluating improvements done on farms by the former farmers. Said Ncube:
I must say that is an issue that I am currently seized with and I am very pleased to say that we as Government have made a lot of progress.
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First of all, the farmers themselves have made a lot of progress as they now have a figure of what they want to be compensated for improvements.
And on our side as Government, we have done valuations for nine provinces and we know the values of the improvements and we are using the same methodology.
So we have covered nine provinces and what’s left is Mashonaland East, which we have run up to around 70 per cent. We should be able to conclude the evaluations by end of March.