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WATCH: Big payday for Bubi-Lupane irrigation farmers

WATCH: Big payday for Bubi-Lupane  irrigation farmers
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ARDA Matabeleland region managerMr Ndodana Ncube Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle Reporter VILLAGERS participating in the Bubi Lupane Irrigation Scheme are set to be paid a dividend of nearly US$1 000 and $600 000 each after delivering 900 tonnes of maize to the Grain Marketing Board.Government chose the Bubi Lupane Irrigation Scheme model to spearhead the rural industrialisation programme and is working towards replicating the model countrywide.So successful is the Bubi-Lupane Irrigation Scheme that irrigation schemes from Matabeleland South, Midlands, Masvingo and Manicaland yesterday visited on a learning visit.Visitors to Bubi-Lupane Irrigation Scheme marveled at how ARDA and the local community had turned sandy soils into a productive venture.

Bubi Lupane Irrigation Scheme chairman Mr Gerald Khumalo told participants that farmers would get their payouts next week.ARDA chief executive officer Mr Tinotenda Mhiko said Bubi Lupane Irrigation Scheme is proving that there is no community that cannot contribute to the development of the country.

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