PM orders transfer of agriculture officers

20Jan 2020
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
PM orders transfer of agriculture officers

PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has directed Development Directors for the Zanzibar urban councils to remove agriculture officers who are glued onto their office chairs and send them to villages to listen to complaints from farmers and livestock keepers.

He called upon the officials to do their duty physically and stop staying indoors while farmers and livestock keepers are faced with many challenges that need resolving.

Speaking at the weekend after inspecting modern farming at Jozani Zanzibar South Region, he said farmers need expertise to develop their farming activities hence it is imperative for agricultural officers to go to them to offer the expertise.

The Prime Minister hailed Jozani villagers for starting an association for modern farming as communal farming ensures quick achievements than individual farming.

Meanwhile the Prime Minister inspected a School Hub project at Bwejuu in Zanzibar South Region where he directed contractors of the project to complete the work which, he said was supposed to be completed last December.