The government has given the green light for the establishment of the Sese Irrigation Scheme which is meant to boost crop production and turn around the economic fortunes of Chivi’s Ward 20 community and the whole district at large.
The irrigation scheme will be supplied by water from Tugwi River which will be fed by the Muzhwi Dam.
Chivi District Development Coordinator (DDC) Innocent Matingwini gave permission to councillor Alec Nhundu’s to start the irrigation scheme.
Nhundu confirmed the developments saying that the Sese Irrigation Scheme will help the community realize its agriculture potential for subsistence and commercial purposes.
“The irrigation scheme will help our community especially the youth, less privileged, and also the district at large,” said Nhundu.
The project will focus on cash crops which will enable people to realize profits from their toil.
“Tugwi River will supply water to the project and feed the earth dams for back up,” said Nhundu.
The irrigation scheme is in line with the government’s vision 2030 of ensuring food security and nutrition in the country.
Matingwini advised the councilor and the community to link up with departments such as Agritex, ZINWA, Veterinary Services and many others to ensure that there is efficiency and effectiveness throughout the project.