BY KENNETH NYANGANI
ZANU PF youths in Headlands are reportedly eyeing farms allotted to social gathering bigwigs within the constituency, amongst them former Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa and former Agriculture minister Joseph Made, which they declare are outsized.
Final Friday, Headlands MP Christopher Chingosho (Zanu PF) invited the constituency’s industrial farmers and A2 farmers for an emergency assembly over the problem.
RZP is in possession of the invitation letter whose essential agenda was downsizing of farms and the formation of the Headlands improvement committee.
“All of the A2 and industrial farm homeowners in Headlands constituency are required to attend the assembly in individual and on time,” the letter learn.
Nonetheless, sources in Headlands instructed RZP that Chingosho was concentrating on Chinamasa’s farm as there have been stories that the previous Finance minister had plans to develop into MP for the realm in 2023.
Chingosho is reportedly unleashing youths on these he believes to be his rivals within the constituency.
“The assembly happened, however Chingosho didn’t point out Chinamasa and Made by title. The problem is about underutilised farms owned by the massive bosses, that are greater than 400 hectares, and youths need among the land that Made and Chinamasa are failing to utilise,” a supply mentioned.
“Each Chinamasa and Made positively have outsized farms and youths need that land. Chinamasa’s farm in Headlands is known as Tsukumai Farm and it’s nearly 3 000 hectares, whereas Made’s farm is nearly 1 500 hectares (Tara Farm),” the supply mentioned.
“The rationale Chingosho can be going after Chinamasa is that Chinamasa can’t win Rusape City (Makoni Central), so he’s additionally on the lookout for rural Headlands constituency within the subsequent election in an effort to shield his pursuits.”
Within the 2018 elections, Chinamasa misplaced the Makoni Central seat to David Tekeshe, now MDC-T.
Nonetheless, a youth in Headlands instructed RZP on situation of anonymity, that they have been truly eyeing giant tracts of underutilised land within the fingers of some social gathering bigwigs.
“We as youths are struggling. We don’t have land, but a few of our massive bosses have land which they’re failing to totally utilise,” the youth mentioned.
Chingosho confirmed the assembly, including that of their suggestions, there was the problem of giving land to the youths.
“We had a gathering on Friday and we really useful giving our youths land and different teams of individuals after the downsizing of the farms, which was one other suggestion we did. The problem of downsizing is a authorities coverage and the problem has been addressed in Parliament,” he mentioned.
“However right here in Headlands, I imagine the youths are essentially the most affected relating to getting land.”
Chingosho, nonetheless, refuted the allegations that the downsizing of farms was concentrating on Chinamasa and Made.
“No, they don’t seem to be being focused. We’re simply following what the federal government mentioned we must always do,” he mentioned
Zanu PF provincial youth chairperson Tawanda Mukodza was not reachable for remark.
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