MP Mangwiro makes life easy for vendors

Theresa Zibowa

MIRROR REPORTER

Chikomba – Chikomba West MP, John Mangwiro has donated 60 zinc sheets to farmers for the construction of sheds and vendor stalls along Harare – Chivhu Highway.

More sheets will be delivered for the sheds that will be constructed at various points and bus stops along the highway.

The Mirror accompanied the MP who is also the Minister of Health and Child Care as he visited and addressed farmers along the highway on Monday. At least 150 farmers from Chikomba are going to benefit from the project. Farmers were jovial at the donation.

The sheds will protect farmers from extreme weather and the proper structures will ensure better standards and therefore attract motorists along the highway. The farmers sell produce like water melons, pumpkins, tomatoes and vegetables.

Addressing the farmers, Mangwiro told them to take the marketing of their produce along the highway as serious business. He said that they should not look for jobs as they are already making money by selling their produce.

Ward 1 councillor Chrispen Kadenge thanked the MP for his resourcefulness and empowerment of the farmers. He said that the stalls will bring about proper places for farmers to conduct business.

“We have donated these roof sheets to make sure that farmers get healthy and secure market place to sell their farm produce. I would also like you to try sunflowers farming.

“I challenge you to work hard and be your own bosses,” said Mangwiro.

“We are happy with this gesture from our MP, this means farmers will have a secure market place and their farm produce will be secure,” said Kadenge.

Chikomba RDC Chairman Isarael Dhikinya said proper market place attracts customers which will help farmers survive on their farm produce.

 Manyame Ward 20 councillor Tungamirai Dube expressed her gratitude to the MP for such an initiative that will cater and create a better and healthy working environment for a large number of women since the highest population that will benefit from this project are women.

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