–Paramount Chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni people of Eastern Province has appealed to government to hasten the distribution of farming inputs under the Farmer Input support programme (FISP).
Paramount Chief Mpezeni said the delay in the distribution of the inputs has caused panic among farmers who do not know when they will receive the agro requirements.
He told ZANIS in an interview that farmers need to start applying fertilisers to their fields as the rains have intensified.
The chief stated that if they do not apply the fertilisers in good time, crop growth will be affected and result in hunger.
However, Paramount Chief Mpezeni has commended government for the various developments being undertaken in the province.
The Paramount Chief cited the construction of roads, schools and health facilities as some of the projects that will improve the live people in rural areas.
He said this has helped reduce the suffering of the people who he said were left behind in terms of development.
The chief said the country will see economic development due to the various infrastructural developments as it will encourage investments.