Friday 25 August 2017


The First Lady Grace Mugabe has applauded the government’s initiative to downsize some farms so that people are left with pieces of land they can fully utilise, while those who had not benefitted earlier from the land reform programme can also acquire pieces of land.

Grace was speaking after touring several exhibition stands at this year’s edition of the Harare Agricultural Show.

The First Lady, who was accompanied by Minister of State for Harare metropolitan province Cde Miriam Chikukwa, visited the Adult Rape Clinic situated in the Rajiv Gandhi Hall.

Mrs Phephisiwe Muranda who was manning the stand explained to Dr Mugabe services on offer.

Speaking to journalists after the tour, Mugabe says it is disheartening to know that cases of rape are on the increase due to moral decadence in society.

She emphasized the need to inculcate a sense of responsibility and uprightness in children while they are still in school.

She also said because of the good rains received in the country last summer cropping season, a lot of farmers yielded bumper harvests.

She implored Zimbabweans to continue working hard and to remain resilient.

Some of the exhibition stands that she visited include the Belvedere Technical Teachers College, the tobacco hall where the Tobacco Research Board is exhibiting.

She also visited the agriculture produce section as well as the Home Industries situated in the Julius Nyerere Hall.

In the Nelson Mandela Hall where the Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development is exhibiting, the First Lady was warmly welcomed by the Minister Cde Nyasha Chikwinya and some staff members.

Mugabe took some time to appreciate the various projects that are being spearheaded by youths.

Her last port of call was the Gushungo stand where products from Alpha and Omega and Gushungo diary were on display.


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