Gvt pays 66 million to cotton farmers

By Thobekile Khumalo

The government has paid 66 million Zimbabwean dollars to cotton farmers in order to help clear arrears.

The government has been failing to pay cotton farmers their outstanding balance from last season which amounts to 1.5 billion dollars, seeing some farmers failing to plant for the past season.

Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Settlement, Honourable Dr Anxious Masuka said the government is helping to make sure farmers get their dues.

“The government so far has released 66 million dollars through RBZ to pay off cotton farmers and at the moment farmers who have opened bank accounts have started receiving their money,” he said.

He said that the farmers have been owed money from last season.

“The government has released this money to help give the farmers what they deserve because some are still being owed money from the 2020 season,” said Dr Masuka.

He encouraged farmers to go forward with their details in order to receive the money.

“Farmers are encouraged to submit their banking details so that we can start processing the money and they get paid” he said.

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