President Emmerson Mnangagwa has through his Pricabe Farm donated 90 tonnes of maize as part of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) relief efforts.
Presenting the donation at State House on Wednesday, Patrick Mnangagwa who is the manager of Pricabe Farm they decided to donate their farm produce to help cushion the people from the Covid-19 pandemic in induced crisis.
“We are Precabe Enterprises, a farming company operating in the Midlands and Province in Kwekwe District”,
“We are doing mixed farming, which includes horticulture, animal husbandry and cattle ranching”,
“We do commercial crops, which include wheat, maize, sugar beans, soya beans, and barley” he said.
Patrick said they were currently harvesting their summer crops hence they took opportunity to donate maize in the fight against the pandemic.
“We have brought 90 tonnes of maize valued at $1, 1 million”,
“I will leave this donation to the responsible authorities.” he said.
Pricabe farm is located in the largely agrarian Sherwood resettlement area- some kilometres away from Kwekwe central business district.
Mnangagwa’s 405-hectare was selected host the National Field Day by the Department of Agriculture, Technical and Extension Services (Agritex) and Seed Co.
Pricabe Farm was noted as one of the best farms in crop production this year and would inspire other farmers.
Mnangagwa a famer by passion spends most of his weekends and holidays in Sherwood which is his official residence.