Young Farmers Applaud re-opening Of Market Stalls

Joseph Andrasi

Harare- Farmers from across the country have welcomed the call made by President ED Mnangagwa to allow them to supply and distribute their produce during countries 21 days lockdown.

The recently re-opened Mbare Fresh Produce Market

This comes after the government had banned all gatherings, introduced social distancing and later the 21 days lockdown to help fight and reduce the spread of the pandemic COVID-19 disease.

Speaking to this publication Zimbabwe Young Farmers Association Chairman Mr John Muchenje applauded the call made by the government to re- open all farming markets.

“The re-opening of fresh produce markets has given us opportunities as farmers to sell our produce since some do not need to be kept for a long time due to short life span”.

Muchenje urged farmers as well as market stall owners not to take advantage of the prevailing situation in hiking prices for their produce.

 “We urge and encourage everyone to maintain social distancing as it is one of the fundamental processes to follow to avoid the spread of coronavirus. A provision of hand-sanitizers should be made available at the markets to sanitize everyone coming in and out of the markets” said Muchenje

Shoppers washing their hands before entering the market

City of Harare spokesperson Michael Chideme also promised the citizens that as the owners of the market stalls they will try by all means to see that people will follow the rules including social distancing and that council will provide sanitizers to residents before entering the farming produce market stalls.

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