A woman has been arrested in Plumtree after being found in possession of Command Agriculture inputs which she intended to sell in Harare.
The Command Agriculture programme was started in 2015 as a way to improve agricultural production following the land reform programme.
The farmers are supplied with inputs and they would have to reimburse the government after they had harvested and marketed their produce.
According to a police statement, Shylet Dumani (42) was intercepted at the intersection of Plumtree and Kingsway road in the border town while transporting the inputs to Harare.
“Police in Plumtree arrested Shylet Dumani (42) at the intersection of Plumtree and Kingsway road for unlawful possession of Command Agriculture inputs comprising, 30 x 50 kgs Can Fert Compound D and 34 x 50 kgs Can Fert Ammonium Nitrate fertilizers,” the police said on their Twitter platform.
“Police recovered the fertilizers which were being transported to Mbare Musika, Harare for resale.”
In June, President Emmerson Mnangagwa fired the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Douglas Karoro, for defrauding the Presidential Inputs Scheme of US$73 300 worth of farming inputs.