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In Photos: President Mugabe To Dish Out 100,000 Tractors To Women Farmers

Robert Mugabe’s government is reportedly buying 100,000 tractors for female farmers. Cabinet Minister for Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development Nyasha Chikwinya has made this promise.

She said government will be distributing a minimum of 100 000 tractors to female farmers  hich vehicles will be distributed through a flexible six-year loan facility.

She said Mugabe’s government wants to empower women farmers who are currently up to 69 percent of Zimbabwe’s farmers.

Chikwinya said, “we are expecting to distribute 100 000 tractors among women over the next three years so that food production in the country becomes more efficient.

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“Looking at these figures we saw it fit that we avail enabling machinery to the women.

“Farmers who are interested are expected to pay $2 000 deposit and pay the balance over six years. Over the years, women in agriculture have faced problems in accessing capital to acquire critical assets needed in farming and this is the solution we have brought”

The distribution is expected to start next month.

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