RADCO Fisheries to grow the Presidential Communal Fisheries programme

Fungai Lupande Mashonaland Central Bureau

RADCO Fisheries is taking a lead in Mashonaland Central in complementing the Presidential Communal Fisheries Programme after supplying tilapia fish breeders in Mazowe.

The Second Republic has adopted a plethora of measures to grow the agriculture sector and achieve food self-sufficiency.

Radco Fisheries is one of the companies chosen by Government to champion the Presidential Community Fisheries Programme in communal areas.

Speaking during the official handover of the 5000 tilapia fish breeders in Mazowe South on Friday at Galliver Dam in Ward 18, district Agritex officer Mr Musekiwa Murisa said Nile-tilapia is a fast breeding species.

“The Presidential Command Fish Farming is part of President Mnangagwa’s Vision 2030 aimed at ensuring food security and economic development. Despite the illegal sanctions imposed to this country by the West and its allies the Second Republic has managed to revamp the agriculture sector,” said Mr Murisa.
“The Nile-tilapia is a special type of fish which is fast breeding hence the adult breeders stocked in Galliver Dam had the potential to multiply into millions within a period of six months.”
Mr Murisa rallied the community to embrace the programme as it aims to alleviate poverty and improve nutrition in line with the National Development Strategy (NDS1” pillar on food security.

He discouraged the community from fish poaching and using nets.

Mazowe Rural District Council (MRDC) council chairman Mr John Mudzonga, said the Second Republic has a number of development projects aimed at transforming the livelihood of the rural population.

Radco national coordinator, Mr Doctor Tauzen said they are running along with President Mnangagwa’s mantra of leaving no one and no place behind.

He added that tilapia fish is a unique breed which is fast growing and the 5000 breeders stocked in Galliver Dam are expected to multiply within 4 months.

“Radco is one of the institutions championing the Presidential Community Fisheries Program in support of President Mnangagwa’s vision that no one should be food insecure. Radco is leaving no one food insecure,” he said.

“The communal fish programme is a gift from President Mnangagwa which the community should appreciate as this shall go a long way in providing meat protein to the local communities.”

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