By Staff Reporter
TOBACCO farmers who government was looking for as an anchor towards the revival of the country’s ailing economy have been left in tears after prices inexplicably fell at the auction floors this year. The golden leaf is supposed to be a source of livelihood for hundreds of thousands of black Zimbabweans who took up farming at the encouragement of the government. But it has turned into their worst nightmare.
Below is a video capturing the mood of all farmers now stranded in Harare and at the mercy of tobacco merchants including the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board:
Angry farmer blasts govt over low tobacco pricing. He was addressing members of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Agriculture at Boka Tobacco Auction Floors on Tuesday
Posted by New Zimbabwe.com on Wednesday, April 17, 2019