The Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, and Rural Resettlement has set up a new department, the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, to deal with the implementation of a Comprehensive National Fisheries Industry Development Plan. This also prompted the ministry to change its name to the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement.
The new ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water, and Rural Resettlement released a statement about the name change and said:
The department will formulate and implement Fisheries Research and Development Programme, formulate and enforce laws, rules and regulations governing the management of fisheries; among many other functions.
The Fisheries and Aquatic Resources department will also provide extensive development support services in all aspects of fisheries production, processing and marketing and promoting proper utilisation and conservation of the country’s fisheries and aquatic resources.
The ministry last year underwent another change after the then Minister Perrance Shiri died which prompted the government to appoint a new Minister Dr. Anxious Jongwe Masuka who was the Zimbabwe Agricultural Society CEO at that time.
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