Harare Agricultural Show Official Opening

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Harare Agricultural Show Official Opening

The Herald

1628: That ends our updates.

1550: The President is now presenting awards to the various stands that excelled.

1545: President Mugabe has officially declared the 104th edition of the Harare Agricultural Show ending his speech.

1544: “I’m delighted by the increased participation of the various Government ministries and departments…it goes a long in understanding the facilitatory role of Government.”

1542: “Our people, also, need to be educated in employing correct farming methods that result in substantive production.”

1540: “Generally cotton, sugar and horticultural produce did better than the past season..we hope this trend continues, i must commend the players in the agricultural sector. All stakeholders are however urged to be fully prepared for the 2014/15 agricultural season.”

1538: “We must industrialise, have factories to add value to what we have produced….I have been to stands with exhibits of high quality products and services.”

1532: “Zim Asset is a robust and comprehensive strategy anchored on mutually reinforcing clusters.”

1530: President Mugabe is now addressing the gathering.

1528: Zimbabwe Agricultural Society  acting president, Ngoni Kudenga, invites President Mugabe to officially open the 2014 edition of the show.

1446: President Mugabe inspects the Guard of Honour mounted by the Presidential Guard.

1442: The President has arrived at Glamis Stadium.

1350: People dance to the late Cde Elliot Manyika’s song Norah as they wait for President Mugabe to officially open the show.

Police keep an eye on proceedings at the Glamis Stadium. (pic by Elita Chikwati)

Police keep an eye on proceedings at the Glamis Stadium. (pic by Elita Chikwati)

1345: People have now gathered at the Glamis Stadium ahead of the official opening this afternoon.

1200: President Mugabe has toured a number of stands so far and these include Tel One and Zinara among others. His tour continues.

1142: Congo-Brazzaville First Lady Antoinette Sassou-Nguesso says she is impressed by the contribution of employees and employers towards the Aids Levy.

First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe and her Congo-Brazzaville counterpart First Lady Antoinette Sassou-Nguesso at the National Aids Council stand. (pic by Elita Chikwati)

First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe and her Congo-Brazzaville counterpart First Lady Antoinette Sassou-Nguesso at the National Aids Council stand. (pic by Elita Chikwati)

1120: The President and First Lady are doing separate tours of the stands at the Harare Agricultural Show.

First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe (2nd R) tours stands in the company of Congo-Brazzaville First Lady Antoinette Sassou-Nguesso (in pink dress). (pic by Elita Chikwati)

First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe (2nd R) tours stands in the company of Congo-Brazzaville First Lady Antoinette Sassou-Nguesso (in pink dress). (pic by Elita Chikwati)

Chatunga (R) and Robert Mugabe Jr (C) talk to an unidentified companion. (pic by Elita Chikwati)

Chatunga (R) and Robert Mugabe Jr (C) talk to an unidentified companion. (pic by Elita Chikwati)

President Mugabe (L) soon after his arrival. (pic by Elita Chikwati)

President Mugabe (L) soon after his arrival. (pic by Elita Chikwati)

1108: President Mugabe arrives accompanied by sons Robert Jr and Chatunga.

 

Traditional dancers at the Harare Agricultural Show. (pic by Elita Chikwati)

Traditional dancers at the Harare Agricultural Show. (pic by Elita Chikwati)

1103: Dignitaries  are being entertained by traditional dancers as they wait for President Mugabe to arrive to officially open the 2014 Harare Agricultural Show.

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