ZIMBABWE president ‘Mr Murambatsvina’ is a fantastic street cleaner who sweeps the country every week – literally; even deep down in the sticks.
We thought we pose this question of crucial importance to fellow Africans because you are OUR second eye and second ear.
AIWA! NO! cannot ask this question to some OTHER Zimbabweans, for some of them will never provide a straightforward answer.
We cannot ask the Americans neither; they are biased – they think that country is a ‘shit-hole‘ anyway just like some other African countries, they think. Imagine! Their president, Donald Trump said so; he lumped it all together with the rest other African countries.
“Why do we need more Haitians,ZIMBABWEANS, take them out,” he said, according to sources.
Someone else in the room responded: “Because if you do, it will be obvious why.”
According to the aide, when the group came to discussing immigration from Africa, Trump asked why America would want immigrants from “all these shithole countries” and that the U.S. should have more people coming in from places like Norway.
In no particular order; Zimbabwe has produced and continues to produce contradicting portraits of people like;
Sekuru Kaguvi was the fiercest, yet most humble First Chimurengaleader who operated in the Goromonzi area of Mashonaland 11 miles from the capital Harare. The most influential political cum religious leader led the resistance crusade of the indigenous African societies on the Zimbabwean plateau against colonialists. Kaguvi collaborated with his contemporary politician and religious leader Mbuya Nehanda and spiritual wife, in coordinating the rebellion against the so called “Vapambepfumi Vasinamabvi” meaning plunderers of wealth without knees.
AIWA! NO! failed to enquire from the EU; for they have too much on their plate at the moment; their own issues like BREXIT – busying themselves with worries and frustrations as to whether sanctions on Zimbabwe are working or not; whether they were necessary in the first place; or in fact; are there sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe? Not least say; they are also scared ‘shitless‘ – for last week President Mnangagwa went into catatonic tantrum – exasperation against the EU after they tried to remind him of his diary;
To which Mnangagwa government responded saying ‘it is undiplomatic to suggest that the government of Zimbabwe does not intend to shed light’ on the disappearance of Itai Dzamara – journalist and human rights activist.
IT’S like they are saying; ‘Excuse me, do not ever tell me to do what I know is the right thing to do anyway both morally and logically – and should been done donkey years ago.’
The other day Boris Johnson’s government shipped upwards of £4 million to Zimbabwe; to help Mr Mnangagwa government combat and fight COVID-19.
“The U.K. would strongly support Zimbabwe’s re-entry” into the Commonwealth
“The historic meeting ushers in a new era in U.K.-Zimbabwe relations and symbolizes Zimbabwe’s commitment to engaging meaningfully with the international community.”
The meeting signified a step in Zimbabwe’s attempt to reinstate – impose its relationships with other countries, after decades of international isolation – self-imposed exile from the ‘community of the willing’ under former President Robert Mugabe.
“Zimbabwe will also benefit from Commonwealth-linked development programs, for instance on youth skills development” and “use its membership as a platform to forge trade linkages with some of the world’s fastest-growing economies such as India,” he added.
The U.K. provided £91 million in aid to Zimbabwe for the 2017/18 financial year, including an additional £5 million to support free and fair elections in the country.
AIWA! NO! CANNOT even pose the crucial question to the Chinese for they are busy trying nto figure out how they let CORONAVIRUS bolt from their chicken ‘shed‘, they are embarrassed too.
The inconvenient truth; I hail from a country whose president worries so much about life and death that he builds instead of say; a clinic or hospital, but a funeral parlour in the Midlands of Zimbabwe; got so chaffed about that it got into his HEAD that he called for a ceremony in his hometown of Kwekwe to commission the arrested ‘development’ AND GLOAT OVER IT, saying it is ‘very cold in there’; “I didn’t go in, I just put my hand”; at which he actually announces a prize for the first occupant for that infamous funeral home.
It can only be frigid cold in the parlour only when electricity supply is reliable; for in Zimbabwe electricity is only generated and supplied a couple of hours each night.
And on Wednesday; 12 March the president hosted the National Field Day at his Pricabe Farm in his hometown of Kwekwe again. The event was attended by thousands of delegates from across the country, state media reports.
The President’s 405-hectare farm which is run by his brother, Patrick Mnangagwa, was selected for the honour by the Department of Agriculture, Technical and Extension Services (Agritex) and Seed Co which noted that Pricabe Farm was one of the best farms in crop production this year and would inspire other farmers.
Midlands provincial crop and livestock officer Mrs Madelina Magwenzi explained the selection saying,
Pricabe Farm was identified to host this year’s Grand Field Day after assessments that were done found that there was massive land utilisation at the farm and would be an inspiration to many farmers who will be part of the event.
It will be good for farmers from across the country to converge at the farm and bear witness to what the President is doing at his farm despite his busy schedule.
The president who is also renting nearby farms from his neighbours has the following crops under production:
President Emmerson Mnangagwa also revealed that he runs a bakery at the farm because he is into value addition. Said Mnangagwa,
This is not a joke. He did it last week.
Agricultural Extension In Zimbabwe
In Zimbabwe, agricultural extension was introduced in 1927 by Emory D. Alvord, who started with nine agricultural demonstration workers. Later, the Department of Conservation and Extension (Conex) and the Department of Agricultural Development (Devag) were established. The former had the institutional mandate to provide advisory services to white large-scale commercial farmers, while the latter was meant to service native smallholder farming communities. At independence in 1980, the Department of Agricultural, Technical and Extension Services (AGRITEX) was formed as an amalgamation of Conex and Devag.
Particularly in its early days, AGRITEX faced some fairly serious problems, especially the loss of experienced staff between 1981 and 1985. As a result, both institutional memory and technical expertise in dealing with farmers (particularly large-scale commercial farmers) were lost. This was compounded by the arrival of new staff who had limited practical knowledge of dealing with farmers and providing technical expert advice. In addition, given that AGRITEX was a product of two organizations with different philosophies and experiences in dealing with farmers from different socio-economic backgrounds, it spent much of the past 20 years experimenting and establishing itself as a service for all farmers, but especially smallholder farmers.