There will be no Christmas holiday for all government departments involved in the inputs distribution as the government intends to wind up the programme in two weeks so that famers can concentrate on production.
Deputy Lands and Agriculture Minister Davison Marapira told the Herald: “Our offices for Command Agriculture and Presidential Inputs will be open throughout the holiday. It will be business as usual at all our Grain Marketing Board depots throughout the Christmas and New Year holiday. We kindly ask all our suppliers to leave some of their workers to make sure that all our farmers will access necessary requirements during the holiday.”
He said that 85 percent of the presidential inputs had been distributed and his ministry was now working flat out on command agriculture.
The government has anchored its recovery programme on command agriculture.