The sporadic rains which characterise the ongoing agricultural season will compound the dire effects of abject poverty currently obtaining in the rural areas.
Various crops suffered from severe moisture stress and subsequently wilted during the crucial stage of flowering.
Most areas which fall under natural regions 3,4 and 5 experienced the drought in February resulting in dampening the hopes of better yields.
A survey carried out by the FORUS party indicates that areas such as Mwenezi, Zaka, Beitbridge, Chivi, Mnt Darwin, Chiredzi , Gwanda , Gokwe and Binga were the hardest hit and urgent attention is required to avert the effects of acute poverty.
FORUS party leadership believes the current unfavorable rainy season is a litmus test to the government which is exhibiting clueless traits when national issues are brought to the fore.
President Manyara Irene Muyenziwa indicated that Civic organisations and NGO’s should be allowed to discharge their charitable duties without fear or favour.
Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector suffered a serious blow in 2000 when ZANU-PF leadership haphazardly grabbed land from commercial White farmers.
The inconsistencies in policy implementation further suffocated the agricultural sector thus resulting in Zimbabwe importing maize from neighbouring countries such as Zambia.
FORUS has sound ,ideal and sustainable policies as enshrined in the party’s juicy manifesto. Agriculture is an important cog of the economy hence FORUS government will prioritize and channel resources towards revamping the sector.
The much anticipated pleblicite in 2023 will prove to be decisive in determining the future of Zimbabwe.