President Emmerson Mnangagwa has warned civil servants against frustrating government programmes saying those who do so will be fired.
He made the remarks on Thursday while launching a piggery project in Harare which is under the Presidential Livestock Inputs Support Programme and funded by Innscor Africa. He said:
The associated benefits relating to value addition and associated services are important. In that respect, no one among us should frustrate the success of this and other similar government programmes.
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My government will not hesitate to weed out all civil servants who oppose progress and frustrate programmes meant to better the quality of life of our people.
The Presidential Livestock Inputs Support Programme and the Command Agriculture Programme are both government initiatives meant to boost farming to make the country food secure.
However, over 7 million Zimbabweans, which is nearly half of the population, are currently facing starvation in the country, with the two programmes having failed because of corruption and looting of inputs and funds.