Perence Shiri

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Perence Shiri said : “At the centre of all our growth and development programmes is the key role of extension services, having a responsive agricultural extension service system enables appropriate training backstopping,” External link

zbc Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Let us grow lots of maize, lots of soya and wheat lots of them in our reserves so that we export and gain more foreign currency and we can be able to pay in the foreign currency without the restrictions,” External link

zbc Monday, July 6, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “It is therefore in line with Government policy that the Ministry is undertaking a nationwide exercise of regulating farm sizes to comply with the gazetted maximum farm size of each respective ecological region,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 3, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri wrote : “Regularisation of farm sizes is a transparent government exercise which is being done without consideration of one’s colour or creed,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 3, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "It is therefore in line with Government policy that the Ministry is undertaking a nationwide exercise of regulating farm sizes to comply with the gazetted maximum farm size of each respective ecological region," External link

news24 Friday, July 3, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri wrote : "Regularisation of farm sizes is a transparent government exercise which is being done without consideration of one’s colour or creed," External link

news24 Friday, July 3, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "Regularisation of farm sizes is a transparent Government exercise, which is being done without consideration of one's colour or creed," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 3, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Regularisation of farm sizes is a transparent Government exercise, which is being done without consideration of one’s colour or creed,” External link

herald Friday, July 3, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri added : “With the aforesaid thrust of adhering to maximum farm sizes, when it comes to issuance of 99 years leases, the Ministry shall be very strict as applications that will be against the dictates of the maximum farm sizes will not be progressed” External link

insiderzim Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “As you can see, these faces are of a people suffering, therefore, the donation will go a long way,” External link

newsday Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "You must not watch political activity from the terraces. You must now conduct party programmes like the women and youth wings so that we reach 5 million votes targeted by the National political commissar. This is not time to celebrate until after 2023. We are here for something done by the President which we think had been delayed for 40 years. A thing to accept his family together women, youths. President made us a league as veterans of the struggle. He says I'm a listening President. We said we are outside can't we be together and work together with others," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "You must not watch political activity from the terraces. You must now conduct party programmes like the women and youth wings so that we reach 5 million votes targeted by the National political commissar. This is not time to celebrate until after 2023. We are here for something done by the President which we think had been delayed for 40 years. A thing to accept his family together women, youths. President made us a league as veterans of the struggle. He says I'm a listening President. We said we are outside can't we be together and work together with others," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “You must not watch political activity from the terraces. You must now conduct party programmes like the women and youth wings so that we reach 5 million votes targeted by the National political commissar. This is not time to celebrate until after 2023 We are here for something done by the President which we think had been delayed for 40 years. A thing to accept his family together women, youths. Cde President made us a league as veterans of the struggle. He says I’m a listening President. We said we are outside can’t we be together and work together with others,” External link

zbc Sunday, June 7, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri told : “It’s likely to affect tobacco sales, yes, in that most countries have now directed their resources towards dealing with the coronavirus epidemic,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, May 8, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri told : “It’s likely to affect tobacco sales, yes, in that most countries have now directed their resources towards dealing with the coronavirus epidemic,” External link

clubofmozambique Friday, May 8, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri told : “It’s likely to affect tobacco sales, yes, in that most countries have now directed their resources towards dealing with the coronavirus epidemic,” External link

therepublic Friday, May 8, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri told : “It’s likely to affect tobacco sales, yes, in that most countries have now directed their resources towards dealing with the coronavirus epidemic,” External link

seattlepi Friday, May 8, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri told : “It’s likely to affect tobacco sales, yes, in that most countries have now directed their resources towards dealing with the coronavirus epidemic,” External link

680news Friday, May 8, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri told : "It's likely to affect tobacco sales, yes, in that most countries have now directed their resources towards dealing with the coronavirus epidemic," External link

startribune Friday, May 8, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri told : “It’s likely to affect tobacco sales, yes, in that most countries have now directed their resources towards dealing with the coronavirus epidemic,” External link

news4jax Friday, May 8, 2020 12:21:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri told : “It’s likely to affect tobacco sales, yes, in that most countries have now directed their resources towards dealing with the coronavirus epidemic,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 8, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We have secured money from Treasury to buy hay baling equipment and that equipment is targeted at the two Matebeleland provinces. We are very much alive to the fact that we didn't get enough rains in this region and livestock will be struggling hence we need to provide supplementary feed, which is why we embarked on that approach," "This region does well in terms of livestock production and I am talking of cattle, goats and sheep" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 4, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said ( about James Makamba ) : "The process of demarcating boundaries and paper work is still in progress, but Dr Makamba can now utilise the shopping centre," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 4, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said ( about James Makamba ) : “The process of demarcating boundaries and paper work is still in progress, but Dr Makamba can now utilise the shopping centre,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, May 4, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "In terms of flavour, we are one of the countries producing the best flavour. As such, tobacco remains a strategic crop for this country and will remain so for the foreseeable future," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “As part of our efforts to climate-proof our agriculture, urban and industrial water supplies, government is in the process of constructing more dams that are expected to address these gaps and also working to empower Zinwa and build its capacity to drill boreholes for vulnerable communities and in perennially drought prone districts,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, April 11, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “If there are people doing that, that is wrong. Everyone must make sure people are safe. Farmers must have sanitisers for their workers. If they don’t have, they should make use of soap and find protective masks and that workers should maintain social distances to protect themselves from COVID-19” External link

newsday Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Capacity holding of dams countrywide is at 55% but for wheat clusters, the dams are 68% full which is enough for the intended winter wheat and early summer crop production,” External link

zbc Monday, April 6, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri contends : "I am the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement and the respondent in this matter, in such capacity I depose to this affidavit. " External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "In light of this grave irregularity, it means there is no actual respondent in this case. Therefore, I pray for a dismissal of the application for failure to cite proper respondent," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri argued : "The rest of the arguments the 1stapplicant raised about political persecution are misplaced. This is a normal administrative process which was undertaken in terms of the law," "There was clear communication of the intentions to downsize the farm from as far back as May 22, 2019 with correspondences being exchanged between the parties. Clearly everything was being done in the open with no ambush tactics deployed" External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri contends : "I am the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement and the respondent in this matter, in such capacity I depose to this affidavit. " External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "In light of this grave irregularity, it means there is no actual respondent in this case. Therefore, I pray for a dismissal of the application for failure to cite proper respondent," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri argued : "The rest of the arguments the 1stapplicant raised about political persecution are misplaced. This is a normal administrative process which was undertaken in terms of the law," "There was clear communication of the intentions to downsize the farm from as far back as May 22, 2019 with correspondences being exchanged between the parties. Clearly everything was being done in the open with no ambush tactics deployed" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “In light of this grave irregularity, it means there is no actual respondent in this case. Therefore, I pray for a dismissal of the application for failure to cite proper respondent,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, March 27, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri argued : “The rest of the arguments the 1stapplicant raised about political persecution are misplaced. This is a normal administrative process which was undertaken in terms of the law,” “There was clear communication of the intentions to downsize the farm from as far back as May 22, 2019 with correspondences being exchanged between the parties. Clearly everything was being done in the open with no ambush tactics deployed” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, March 27, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “You need to go through the Constitution; there is no intention whatsoever to reverse land reform for example, the ruling party’s policy was that no land belonging to indigenous farmers was supposed to be acquired, even government had the same policy but somewhere along the way, 440 farms owned by indigenous farmers were acquired,” “Fortunately, we still haven’t resettled people on 350 such farms, but on paper, they have been acquired and are now State land. People were resettled on 90 farms which formerly belonged to indigenous farmers of which 22 are A2 settlements, what we are simply saying is that, we want to give back those farms to indigenous farmers, especially the 350 where indigenous farmers are still carrying out their operations” External link

newsday Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "The Minister of Agriculture and his Ministry are yet to get any plaudits. The country is still begging for grain from outside countries. The silos are yet to be filled, whilst countries such as Zambia are looking down upon us telling us that we must enter into contracts with them so that they can come and farm for us," External link

allafrica Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “The government remains dedicated to ensure that the country is food secure. Let me warn those who are responsible for the distribution of the food not to be influenced by other persuasions,” “The distribution exercise should be carried out in a transparent, accountable and professional manner” External link

newsday Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “The team could not find evidence to support the claims that meat derived from sick and dead cattle was entering the human food chain,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Meat inspectors from the Ministry of Health and Child Care and local authorities also carry out meat inspections at abattoirs not covered by veterinary personnel,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Dead animals should be immediately burnt and buried. It is an offence to sell for direct slaughter sick animals as this poses a huge public health risk,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “The team could not find evidence to support the claims that meat derived from sick and dead cattle was entering the human food chain,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Meat inspectors from the Ministry of Health and Child Care and local authorities also carry out meat inspections at abattoirs not covered by veterinary personnel,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “The team could not find evidence to support the claims that meat derived from sick and dead cattle was entering the human food chain,” External link

herald Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Meat inspectors from the Ministry of Health and Child Care and local authorities also carry out meat inspections at abattoirs not covered by veterinary personnel,” External link

herald Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Dead animals should be immediately burnt and buried. It is an offence to sell for direct slaughter sick animals as this poses a huge public health risk,” External link

herald Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “While the government has traditionally provided dipping chemicals for farmers, I urge you to buy the chemicals for your cattle as the government can no longer afford to provide due to the economic hardships, so mobilize resources to avert cattle deaths,” External link

zbc Sunday, March 15, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “While the government has traditionally provided dipping chemicals for farmers, I urge you to buy the chemicals for your cattle as the government can no longer afford to provide due to the economic hardships, so mobilize resources to avert cattle deaths,” External link

zbc Sunday, March 15, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Vice-President was called back to Harare on his way here and he has assigned me to deliver his speech on his behalf,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, March 7, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Vice-President was called back to Harare on his way here and he has assigned me to deliver his speech on his behalf,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 7, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Vice-President was called back to Harare on his way here and he has assigned me to deliver his speech on his behalf,” External link

newsday Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "Vice-President was called back to Harare on his way here and he has assigned me to deliver his speech on his behalf," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 7, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said ( about Energy Agency ) : “The conference…will draw over 450 foreign delegates from 54 African member states, 10 member countries outside the region, intergovernmental organisations, heads of diplomatic missions in Zimbabwe, civil society organisations, local organisations, other members of the United Nations, specialised agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, March 6, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Considering the high numbers of people that are expected to attend the event, the government of Zimbabwe has put in place precautionary measures to deal with the potential menace of the coronavirus,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, March 6, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “The event will also afford business people and development partners the opportunity to make their products and services known, through exhibitions, creating synergies and opportunities for collaboration with regional and international partners in agribusiness. Also, the many delegates who will attend the conference will provide an opportunity for provision of tourism services, thus increasing awareness of tourism opportunities in Zimbabwe,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, March 6, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “The civil society is pivotal in this endeavour. In this regard, this conference is happening at an opportune time as the continent continues to face challenges in attaining food and nutrition security and sustainable development owing to adverse effects of climate change and variability,” External link

newsday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “The delegation is here under the directive of President Mnangagwa about maize importation from Uganda following the recent talks at the AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Uganda has enough and good quality maize,” External link

redpepper Sunday, February 23, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “It is high time parastatal boards and management gear up and shed the business as usual attitude so that the ministry will be able to deliver on its mission of facilitating the growth of a modern, sustainable and viable climate-smart agricultural sector, to achieve set goals. Cottco is expected to create synergies with other parastatals, set targets with indicators that reflect the national vision,” External link

zbc Thursday, February 6, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We need to build the capacity of our farmers to be resilient to climate change shocks and stresses such as drought, floods, crop and livestock diseases, among others," External link

reuters-en Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "I strongly believe that agricultural development is a necessary tool and a near sufficient condition for economic recovery and development of Zimbabwe. As you are all aware, the sector has potential to contribute between 16-20% of the gross domestic product; 40% to exports; and feed the country while providing the source of livelihood for 67% of the country's populace that resides in rural areas," "However, as things stand at the current moment, we have less than 100 000t of grain in the strategic grain reserve and imports, especially of food are ballooning. It pains me to realise that this potential remains to be exploited and that as a ministry we are falling short of delivering on our national mandate which has five key result areas as set out in the ministry's integrated performance plan," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “We have been engaging the Ministry of Energy and Power Development so that they try their level best to improve on power supply,” External link

herald Saturday, January 4, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “The company is offering us some smart solutions to our agriculture and it’s introducing to us some irrigation model that uses the latest technologies,” “They have taken note of the challenges we are facing in respect of power supply and they are proposing that we use solar power for various scales from household irrigation needs up to commercial agriculture. They are also proposing that we use some water saving models of irrigation. You can see that with the drought we had last year and the drought we are experiencing now, the water levels have depleted, so there is need to conserve water hence the technology they are suggesting will be quite handy” External link

herald Saturday, December 28, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "Col Ngwenya was utilising only 20ha out of the 80ha. It is prudent to highlight that the agreement was not endorsed by the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement as required by law," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 13, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "I have known Rtd Col Ngwenya since 1976. He is a war veteran and a good friend of mine, but always uses tribalism as a weapon to get what he wants. There are a number of cases where he has used the tribal card to try to seek attention," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 13, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "If the affected farmer has got issues to raise, he/she raises them with the Ministry," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 13, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Col Ngwenya was utilising only 20ha out of the 80ha. It is prudent to highlight that the agreement was not endorsed by the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement as required by law,” External link

herald Friday, December 13, 2019 6:06:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “I have known Rtd Col Ngwenya since 1976. He is a war veteran and a good friend of mine, but always uses tribalism as a weapon to get what he wants. There are a number of cases where he has used the tribal card to try to seek attention,” External link

herald Friday, December 13, 2019 6:06:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “If the affected farmer has got issues to raise, he/she raises them with the Ministry,” External link

herald Friday, December 13, 2019 6:06:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "In fact Ngwenya is a beneficiary of the land reform programme and that he was allocated Southwell Farm, measuring 656,79ha in the area of Concession, Mashonaland Central Province. The farm is almost all arable but only a maximum of about 80ha out of 656,79ha was being utilised for cropping. Over and above that there is a herd of about 90 cattle. Of the said 80ha farming operations at the farm, 60ha was being used by some white farmer who had entered into some form of gentlemen's agreement," "From the aforementioned, two things come to the fore, first the farm was grossly underutilised. Secondly the farm was above the maximum allowable farm size for that area. The area where the farm is located falls in ecological region two and at the time of downsizing the maximum allowable farm size for that area was 400ha" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “We have been experiencing challenges with livestock especially in dry areas and I am appealing to our communal farmers that they invest in livestock feed. It is of no use to keep large herds yet they are dying,” External link

zbc Tuesday, November 19, 2019 3:09:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “The time is now for capacity building, for experience sharing, for raising awareness for taking this sour reality into account when planning for our development program. If not, in our own eyes, decades of sustainable development gains can be wiped out overnight. Yesterday is history, let’s take today and build strong and resilient futures,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "It is too early to talk about that. We will make an announcement at the appropriate time," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, November 10, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “This project is the first of its kind in the history of our country,” “This pilot project will provide essential knowledge or information for the successful production of this crop. The benefits that will be derived from the production of industrial hemp are enormous and varied” External link

zimeye Thursday, October 17, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “This project is the first of its kind in the history of our country,” “This pilot project will provide essential knowledge or information for the successful production of this crop. The benefits that will be derived from the production of industrial hemp are enormous and varied” External link

newsday Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We have four banks that have come on line to support Command Agriculture; Stanbic, Agribank, CBZ and Women's Bank," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 13, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “As Zimbabweans, we should unite in ensuring food security and success of the growing of traditional seeds. Everyone should benefit regardless of political affiliation. Last year, we failed to realise a good harvest because of poor rains due to climate change. Having realised that climate change is wreaking havoc, we set down with experts you advised us to revert to traditional crops like millet, rapoko and sorghum. These crops are drought resistant and farmers are guaranteed of a harvest even when drought strikes,” External link

zimeye Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:49:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : ”Government has so far entered into partnership with Agribank, CBZ bank, Women’s bank and Stanibic bank. These banks will support AI, A2 and other large scale farmers in soya bean and maize production,” External link

zbc Saturday, October 5, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Certainly, this is a positive development that will be critical in increasing agricultural productivity in Zimbabwe in line with national development aspirations,” External link

zbc Thursday, October 3, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Government is one such buyer and supplier of cereals, there is nothing which stops all other players in the industry from importing their own cereal requirements,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, October 1, 2019 7:47:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “As a result, Government has had to put into place arrangements for the importation of grain. The grain that is being imported shall be for human, livestock consumption and other industrial uses. Government is one such buyer and supplier of cereals, there is nothing which stops all other players in the industry to import their own cereal requirements,” External link

herald Tuesday, October 1, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “As you are aware, due to the effects of climate change, Zimbabwe got poor yields of maize last year. As a result, we had to import some grain to compliment whatever we harvested last year,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, September 22, 2019 11:29:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "As you are aware, due to the effects of climate change, Zimbabwe got poor yields of maize last year. As a result, we had to import some grain to compliment whatever we harvested last year," External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 20, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “As you might be aware, government is currently constructing dams countrywide and quite a number are almost 100 percent complete. We are aware of the water problems being faced in rural communities, especially in dry regions and with the help of the Chinese government, we will be drilling 500 more boreholes on top of the ones already functional,” External link

zbc Tuesday, September 10, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “We have our mining sector driven primarily by thermal power from coal and it is anticipating a US 12 billion dollar mark by 2023. So it will be best for all ministries to plan together in view of such calls to phase out coal. We are endowed with billions of coal reserves. I have been to Japan recently and we indentified a technology on clean use of coal, so we need to vigorously pursue such technology to clean our coal and produce substantial energy from it,” External link

zbc Monday, September 9, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “If you are occupying a farm and you don’t have an offer letter, go (and) get an offer letter. The reason why the government has allowed you to remain on the piece of land up to today is that they want you. They recognized the role you are playing, so go (and) get an offer letter” External link

zimeye Saturday, September 7, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri added : “There should be no other considerations to say you are not on the list. Which list? The (Zanu-PF) party representatives recommended some farmers to remain. I am a member of the Zanu-PF politburo. So, we are saying all those who are on the land who do not have offer letters, please, do us a favor so that you don’t unnecessarily get inconvenienced,” External link

zimeye Saturday, September 7, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “If you are occupying a farm and you don’t have an offer letter, go (and) get an offer letter. The reason why government has allowed you to remain on the piece of land up to today is because they want you. They recognised the role you are playing, so go (and) get an offer letter” External link

newsday Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri added : “There should be no other considerations to say you are not on the list. Which list? The (Zanu PF) party representatives recommended some farmers to remain. I am a member of the Zanu PF politburo. So, we are saying all those who are on the land who do not have offer letters, please, do us a favour so that you don’t unnecessarily get inconvenienced,” External link

newsday Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “As you are all aware, Buhera district is located in the rain shadow of the eastern highlands and is a perennially dry region,” External link

herald Saturday, September 7, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Amongst the interventions identified in Buhera District were the establishment of a honey processing centre at Chapanduka and support to a community initiative to establish the Tashinga Nutrition Garden, with the aim to enhance and diversify livelihoods for greater community resilience to the challenges posed by climate change, whilst promoting clean energy and tackling other challenges related to environmental degradation,” External link

herald Saturday, September 7, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “At Tashinga Garden, I am informed that this year the community had already initiated its own livelihood enhancement project when the climate change projects were introduced,” External link

herald Saturday, September 7, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We have no doubt that the technology will go a long way in enhancing food security in the country. Currently the world is faced with the challenge of climate change hence we have to come up with appropriate responses," External link

ecns Friday, September 6, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We have no doubt that the technology will go a long way in enhancing food security in the country. Currently the world is faced with the challenge of climate change hence we have to come up with appropriate responses," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, September 6, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Our command programme is continuing, but I want to make it clear that only those who paid back their loans will be considered while those who reneged will be left in the cold,” External link

zbc Tuesday, September 3, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Our command programme is continuing, but I want to make it clear that only those who paid back their loans will be considered while those who reneged will be left in the cold,” External link

zbc Monday, September 2, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We have not yet been convinced yet on the benefits (of GMOs)," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 25, 2019 11:20:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "Operating without offer letters is not advisable. It stops Government from allocating that piece of land to someone else. In our records it will indicate that the farm was acquired and it is now Government property but not allocated to anyone else," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 16, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We will give first priority to whoever is there. We are not going to deny anyone access to offer letters. You automatically qualify because you are already on the land so it is very important that we formalise our stay to avoid unnecessary problems," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 16, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said ( about Sir ) : “Mr. Speaker Sir, I would like to unreservedly apologies for the remarks I made yesterday. I realise they must have caused some injury to the dignity of the Hon. Members. To that extent Mr. Speaker Sir, I would like to withdraw my statement. Thank you Mr. Speaker Sir,” External link

zimeye Friday, August 2, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We need to relook at the exact figures, but as for the reason why we enact the SI, we want to ensure that all the grain is accounted for and available for consumption at affordable prices," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “This event marks the climax in the implementation of the Buzi, Pungwe and Save (BUPUSA) tri-basin project, a joint cooperative effort by the government of Zimbabwe and Mozambique which started in October last year with the objective to strengthen cooperation and promote institution building on water management issues” External link

zbc Monday, July 29, 2019 8:40:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : ''We are looking into various issues raised by our farmers with regards to the rental and we will put into consideration whatever concerns our farmers raise so that at the end of the day we all benefit as a nation,'' External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "On sub-leasing of farms; if you have a farm and you have proper documentation, that is an offer letter or a 99-year lease, you can go ahead. What we are interested in as government is to make sure that the land is fully utilised, it is being productive," "As to the arrangement on the farm of who exactly is tilling the land, that is not much of our business. Previously, we used to discourage sub-letting of farms, but with the new dispensation, we have said farming is a business. Let the farmers make business decisions. If they want to till the land with partners, if they want joint ventures, it is up to them, but we encourage farmers to have whatever agreements they enter into endorsed by the ministry to ensure that the interests of both parties are adequately protected," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “On sub-leasing of farms; if you have a farm and you have proper documentation, that is an offer letter or a 99-year lease, you can go ahead. What we are interested in as government is to make sure that the land is fully utilised, it is being productive,” “As to the arrangement on the farm of who exactly is tilling the land, that is not much of our business. Previously, we used to discourage sub-letting of farms, but with the new dispensation, we have said farming is a business. Let the farmers make business decisions. If they want to till the land with partners, if they want joint ventures, it is up to them, but we encourage farmers to have whatever agreements they enter into endorsed by the ministry to ensure that the interests of both parties are adequately protected,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “The cattle should be returned, but we also appeal to our farmers not to let their cattle stray into neighbouring countries. We are holding a series of meetings with farmers along our border with Botswana in that respect. I want to thank you (NewsDay) for highlighting this issue and bringing it to my attention,” External link

newsday Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:03:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Any investment is done through the one-stop shop which has taken over from the Zimbabwe Investment Center. The company applied to take over 10 000 hectares of land for sugar cane production and I would like to believe they have completed the necessary paperwork by now,” External link

zbc Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "General Chiwenga is the person who orchastrated Operation Restore Legacy. He is a principled man who does things in honesty," "If it was someone else, he could have taken over power, declaring that he was in charge. There was nothing that could have stopped him since he was in charge of the army. General Chiwenga is a person who is politically mature and with the people and country at heart. Due to political orientation, he understood that hove huru dzinofamba nemurongwa (leadership renewal follows laid down procedures). As a result, the party chose President Emmerson Mnangagwa to lead the party, while VP Chiwenga wanted to return to the barracks. However, President Mnangagwa appointed him Vice President and second secretary of the ruling Zanu PF party" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 5, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "Hon Ministers, the above allocations of land should ideally be at one place, but if the situation on the ground does not permit, the allocation should at least be in the same geographical area for ease of administration by the war veterans in that province," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Hon Ministers, the above allocations of land should ideally be at one place, but if the situation on the ground does not permit, the allocation should at least be in the same geographical area for ease of administration by the war veterans in that province,” External link

zimeye Thursday, July 4, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Hon Ministers, the above allocations of land should ideally be at one place, but if the situation on the ground does not permit, the allocation should at least be in the same geographical area for ease of administration by the war veterans in that province,” External link

herald Thursday, July 4, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "Hon Ministers, the above allocations of land should ideally be at one place, but if the situation on the ground does not permit, the allocation should at least be in the same geographical area for ease of administration by the war veterans in that province," "May you also kindly take not that the subject directive should be implemented with immediate effect as it takes precedence over other allocations for land. As such, it would be greatly appreciated if respective allocation schedules could reach my office before June 27, 2019" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri added : "May you further kindly take note that in the event of land disputes, under no circumstances should war veterans have his or her offer cancelled" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Hon Ministers, the above allocations of land should ideally be at one place, but if the situation on the ground does not permit, the allocation should at least be in the same geographical area for ease of administration by the war veterans in that province,” “May you also kindly take not that the subject directive should be implemented with immediate effect as it takes precedence over other allocations for land. As such, it would be greatly appreciated if respective allocation schedules could reach my office before June 27, 2019” External link

newsday Tuesday, July 2, 2019 7:42:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri added : “May you further kindly take note that in the event of land disputes, under no circumstances should war veterans have his or her offer cancelled” External link

newsday Tuesday, July 2, 2019 7:42:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “As we all know that the agriculture sector contributes very significantly to the growth of the country; s economy and in particular tobacco is pf immense value,” External link

zbc Friday, June 21, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We have been focusing on the winter wheat programme, but we are through with that," External link

allafrica Friday, June 21, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We have been focusing on the winter wheat programme, but we are through with that," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 21, 2019 10:04:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “We have been focusing on the winter wheat programme, but we are through with that,” External link

herald Friday, June 21, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “We understand the challenge to do with power and we have put a special arrangement with the ministry responsible for power supply who have assured us that they are going to make power available for wheat farmers. Fuel has also been set aside to assist farmers under command agriculture,” External link

zbc Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "I also had the opportunity of visiting a state-of-the-art dairy farm and there was only one individual employed to work on the farm, which had over 2 000 milking cows and everything else was computerised and I hope one day we will have something close to that here in Zimbabwe. From there we went to a factory where they produce a whole range of dairy products and after that we persuaded them to come and have a similar set-up here in Zimbabwe for both dairy farm and a dairy processing facility or milk processing facility," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 5, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We have since received a delegation going around the country and they promised that they are going to establish such a facility. So we are looking forward to that day that our friends are going to invest in the dairy industry, though we wouldn't want it to be highly computerised because we need a lot of our people to be employed. While technology is a good thing, I don't think we have reached that stage where we will want everything to be done by computer or to be automated . . . ," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 5, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "I also learnt that Belarus is a major producer of potash, which is a raw material used for the production of fertiliser and the fertilisers that we use are NPKS . . . and in Zimbabwe we only have phosphate. We need a lot of potash, our soils are lacking in terms of potash," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 5, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "There is an opportunity for our people to go and open shops in Belarus, so that they can order vegetables from Zimbabwe and distribute them in Belarus and there is no law of nature that states that Belarusians should come and invest in Zimbabwe but we cannot go and invest in Belarus, we have got some competitive advantage in a number of areas," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 5, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “From there we went to a factory where they produce a whole range of dairy products and after that we persuaded them to come and have a similar set-up here in Zimbabwe for both dairy farm and a dairy processing facility,” External link

zimeye Sunday, May 5, 2019 5:10:00 AM EAT



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Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : “Shiri, a fearless fighter; did a lot for us and knew the meaning of war, the value of national peace. He built irrigation (schemes) and helped in securing agriculture equipment from China, Spain and Belarus. He was in the middle of organising the Agriculture ministry,” External link

newsday Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "Shiri was a true patriot, who devoted his life to the liberation, independence and service of his country," External link

iol Friday, July 31, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "Now that it is confirmed that Minister Shiri died of COVID-19, we will follow World Health Organisation regulations on how the funeral should proceed," External link

news-yahoo Friday, July 31, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "Now that it is confirmed that Minister Shiri died of COVID-19, we will follow World Health Organisation regulations on how the funeral should proceed," External link

reuters-en Friday, July 31, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : “Now that it is confirmed that Minister Shiri died of COVID-19, we will follow World Health Organisation regulations on how the funeral should proceed,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 31, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "Now that it is confirmed that Minister Shiri died of COVID-19, we will follow World Health Organisation regulations on how the funeral should proceed," External link

independent-UK Friday, July 31, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "Now that it is confirmed that Minister Shiri died of Covid-19, we will follow World Health Organisation regulations on how the funeral should proceed," External link

irishsun Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:55:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "Now that it is confirmed that Minister Shiri died of COVID-19, we will follow World Health Organisation regulations on how the funeral should proceed," External link

independent-UK Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "Now that it is confirmed that Minister Shiri died of COVID-19, we will follow World Health Organisation regulations on how the funeral should proceed," External link

msn-uk Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : “His death came as a great shock to all of us. Cde Shiri was a true patriot who devoted his life to the liberation, independence and service of his country,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "I am deeply saddened to inform the nation of the death of the Minister of Agriculture, Air Chief Marshall (rtd) Perrance Shiri, a long time friend and colleague. Cde Shiri was a true patriot, who devoted his life to the liberation, independence and service of this country," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "I am deeply saddened to inform the Nation of the death of the Minister of Agriculture, Air Chief Marshall (rtd) Perrance Shiri, a long time friend and colleague. Cde Shiri was a true patriot, who devoted his life to the liberation, independence and service of his country," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : “Shiri was a true patriot, who devoted his life to the liberation, independence and service of his country,” External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Jonathan Moyo said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "It's tragic that Perence Shiri has departed without facing justice over the gukurahundi atrocities he committed in Matabeleland & Midlands provinces in the 1980s; nor telling the truth about those atrocities to help heal the nation. May God rest Shiri's victims in eternal peace!" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa wrote ( about Perence Shiri ) : "I am deeply saddened to inform the Nation of the death of the Minister of Agriculture, Air Chief Marshall (rtd) Perrence Shiri, a long time friend and colleague," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa added ( about Perence Shiri ) : "Shiri was a true patriot, who devoted his life to the liberation, independence and service of his country," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : “Shiri was a true patriot, who devoted his life to the liberation, independence and service of his country,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Monica Mutsvangwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "The Meetings have resulted in religious leaders offering Government the use of their facilities such as hospitals, clinics, schools and churches, while the business community has shown willingness to partner Government by offering to renovate and refurbish some hospitals and other buildings into Covid-19 isolation centres and the commitment by development partners to support Government and mobilise assistance towards recovery from the impacts of Cyclone Idai, Covid-19 and the drought," "After presentation by Lands, Agriculture, Water, and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri, Cabinet noted with satisfaction that the water flows in the Zambezi River had been improving significantly over the past weeks with the flows at Victoria Falls rising from 3 840 cubic metres per second on the 26th of March 2020 to 4 270 cubic metres per second as at the 2nd of April 2020" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "Maize deliveries have now started to arrive at our rented Silos at GMB Aspindale and GMB Bulawayo," "We are grateful to the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement (Perrance Shiri) for giving us this silo storage space. Deliveries started to arrive as from 8 February, 2020" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 17, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Perence Shiri ) : “Maize deliveries have now started to arrive at our rented Silos at GMB Aspindale and GMB Bulawayo,” “We are grateful to the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement (Perrance Shiri) for giving us this silo storage space. Deliveries started to arrive as from 8 February, 2020” External link

herald Monday, February 17, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Monica Mutsvangwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : “I’m glad the first meeting we had with…Shiri was very clear. He gave us a mandate to go through with this…at this stage where we are as a country, we need foreign direct investment,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, February 16, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "The milling industry will not be participating in the ongoing litigation against Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement minister, Honorable Perrence Shiri seeking to set aside Statutory Instrument 145 of 2019 (SI 145) in its entirety," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

Norman Mugiya said ( about Perence Shiri ) : “During an emergency meeting held between Lands Minister Perence Shiri and Gwaradzimba a few months ago on Vieux’s farm issue, another white farmer, Phillipe Valentine left the meeting in tears and was ordered not to reveal anything to anyone,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, July 17, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

David Coltart says ( about Perence Shiri ) : “The First Brigade was then headed by Dominic Chinenge and the Fifth Brigade was headed by Perence Shiri,” “The CIO provided lists of ZAPU private operatives to the Fifth Brigade who deployed troops to villagers, whilst the First Brigade provided with logistical support” External link

zimeye Thursday, June 6, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

David Coltart says ( about Perence Shiri ) : "The First Brigade was then headed by Dominic Chinenge and the Fifth Brigade was headed by Perence Shiri," "The CIO provided lists of ZAPU private operatives to the Fifth Brigade who deployed troops to villagers, whilst the First Brigade provided with logistical support" External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

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Perence Shiri said : “At the centre of all our growth and development programmes is the key role of extension services, having a responsive agricultural extension service system enables appropriate training backstopping,” External link

zbc Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Let us grow lots of maize, lots of soya and wheat lots of them in our reserves so that we export and gain more foreign currency and we can be able to pay in the foreign currency without the restrictions,” External link

zbc Monday, July 6, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “It is therefore in line with Government policy that the Ministry is undertaking a nationwide exercise of regulating farm sizes to comply with the gazetted maximum farm size of each respective ecological region,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 3, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri wrote : “Regularisation of farm sizes is a transparent government exercise which is being done without consideration of one’s colour or creed,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 3, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "It is therefore in line with Government policy that the Ministry is undertaking a nationwide exercise of regulating farm sizes to comply with the gazetted maximum farm size of each respective ecological region," External link

news24 Friday, July 3, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri wrote : "Regularisation of farm sizes is a transparent government exercise which is being done without consideration of one’s colour or creed," External link

news24 Friday, July 3, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "Regularisation of farm sizes is a transparent Government exercise, which is being done without consideration of one's colour or creed," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 3, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Regularisation of farm sizes is a transparent Government exercise, which is being done without consideration of one’s colour or creed,” External link

herald Friday, July 3, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri added : “With the aforesaid thrust of adhering to maximum farm sizes, when it comes to issuance of 99 years leases, the Ministry shall be very strict as applications that will be against the dictates of the maximum farm sizes will not be progressed” External link

insiderzim Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “As you can see, these faces are of a people suffering, therefore, the donation will go a long way,” External link

newsday Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "You must not watch political activity from the terraces. You must now conduct party programmes like the women and youth wings so that we reach 5 million votes targeted by the National political commissar. This is not time to celebrate until after 2023. We are here for something done by the President which we think had been delayed for 40 years. A thing to accept his family together women, youths. President made us a league as veterans of the struggle. He says I'm a listening President. We said we are outside can't we be together and work together with others," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "You must not watch political activity from the terraces. You must now conduct party programmes like the women and youth wings so that we reach 5 million votes targeted by the National political commissar. This is not time to celebrate until after 2023. We are here for something done by the President which we think had been delayed for 40 years. A thing to accept his family together women, youths. President made us a league as veterans of the struggle. He says I'm a listening President. We said we are outside can't we be together and work together with others," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “You must not watch political activity from the terraces. You must now conduct party programmes like the women and youth wings so that we reach 5 million votes targeted by the National political commissar. This is not time to celebrate until after 2023 We are here for something done by the President which we think had been delayed for 40 years. A thing to accept his family together women, youths. Cde President made us a league as veterans of the struggle. He says I’m a listening President. We said we are outside can’t we be together and work together with others,” External link

zbc Sunday, June 7, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri told : “It’s likely to affect tobacco sales, yes, in that most countries have now directed their resources towards dealing with the coronavirus epidemic,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, May 8, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri told : “It’s likely to affect tobacco sales, yes, in that most countries have now directed their resources towards dealing with the coronavirus epidemic,” External link

clubofmozambique Friday, May 8, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri told : “It’s likely to affect tobacco sales, yes, in that most countries have now directed their resources towards dealing with the coronavirus epidemic,” External link

therepublic Friday, May 8, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri told : “It’s likely to affect tobacco sales, yes, in that most countries have now directed their resources towards dealing with the coronavirus epidemic,” External link

seattlepi Friday, May 8, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri told : “It’s likely to affect tobacco sales, yes, in that most countries have now directed their resources towards dealing with the coronavirus epidemic,” External link

680news Friday, May 8, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri told : "It's likely to affect tobacco sales, yes, in that most countries have now directed their resources towards dealing with the coronavirus epidemic," External link

startribune Friday, May 8, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri told : “It’s likely to affect tobacco sales, yes, in that most countries have now directed their resources towards dealing with the coronavirus epidemic,” External link

news4jax Friday, May 8, 2020 12:21:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri told : “It’s likely to affect tobacco sales, yes, in that most countries have now directed their resources towards dealing with the coronavirus epidemic,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 8, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We have secured money from Treasury to buy hay baling equipment and that equipment is targeted at the two Matebeleland provinces. We are very much alive to the fact that we didn't get enough rains in this region and livestock will be struggling hence we need to provide supplementary feed, which is why we embarked on that approach," "This region does well in terms of livestock production and I am talking of cattle, goats and sheep" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 4, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said ( about James Makamba ) : "The process of demarcating boundaries and paper work is still in progress, but Dr Makamba can now utilise the shopping centre," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 4, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said ( about James Makamba ) : “The process of demarcating boundaries and paper work is still in progress, but Dr Makamba can now utilise the shopping centre,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, May 4, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "In terms of flavour, we are one of the countries producing the best flavour. As such, tobacco remains a strategic crop for this country and will remain so for the foreseeable future," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “As part of our efforts to climate-proof our agriculture, urban and industrial water supplies, government is in the process of constructing more dams that are expected to address these gaps and also working to empower Zinwa and build its capacity to drill boreholes for vulnerable communities and in perennially drought prone districts,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, April 11, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “If there are people doing that, that is wrong. Everyone must make sure people are safe. Farmers must have sanitisers for their workers. If they don’t have, they should make use of soap and find protective masks and that workers should maintain social distances to protect themselves from COVID-19” External link

newsday Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Capacity holding of dams countrywide is at 55% but for wheat clusters, the dams are 68% full which is enough for the intended winter wheat and early summer crop production,” External link

zbc Monday, April 6, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri contends : "I am the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement and the respondent in this matter, in such capacity I depose to this affidavit. " External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "In light of this grave irregularity, it means there is no actual respondent in this case. Therefore, I pray for a dismissal of the application for failure to cite proper respondent," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri argued : "The rest of the arguments the 1stapplicant raised about political persecution are misplaced. This is a normal administrative process which was undertaken in terms of the law," "There was clear communication of the intentions to downsize the farm from as far back as May 22, 2019 with correspondences being exchanged between the parties. Clearly everything was being done in the open with no ambush tactics deployed" External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri contends : "I am the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement and the respondent in this matter, in such capacity I depose to this affidavit. " External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "In light of this grave irregularity, it means there is no actual respondent in this case. Therefore, I pray for a dismissal of the application for failure to cite proper respondent," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri argued : "The rest of the arguments the 1stapplicant raised about political persecution are misplaced. This is a normal administrative process which was undertaken in terms of the law," "There was clear communication of the intentions to downsize the farm from as far back as May 22, 2019 with correspondences being exchanged between the parties. Clearly everything was being done in the open with no ambush tactics deployed" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “In light of this grave irregularity, it means there is no actual respondent in this case. Therefore, I pray for a dismissal of the application for failure to cite proper respondent,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, March 27, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri argued : “The rest of the arguments the 1stapplicant raised about political persecution are misplaced. This is a normal administrative process which was undertaken in terms of the law,” “There was clear communication of the intentions to downsize the farm from as far back as May 22, 2019 with correspondences being exchanged between the parties. Clearly everything was being done in the open with no ambush tactics deployed” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, March 27, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “You need to go through the Constitution; there is no intention whatsoever to reverse land reform for example, the ruling party’s policy was that no land belonging to indigenous farmers was supposed to be acquired, even government had the same policy but somewhere along the way, 440 farms owned by indigenous farmers were acquired,” “Fortunately, we still haven’t resettled people on 350 such farms, but on paper, they have been acquired and are now State land. People were resettled on 90 farms which formerly belonged to indigenous farmers of which 22 are A2 settlements, what we are simply saying is that, we want to give back those farms to indigenous farmers, especially the 350 where indigenous farmers are still carrying out their operations” External link

newsday Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "The Minister of Agriculture and his Ministry are yet to get any plaudits. The country is still begging for grain from outside countries. The silos are yet to be filled, whilst countries such as Zambia are looking down upon us telling us that we must enter into contracts with them so that they can come and farm for us," External link

allafrica Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “The government remains dedicated to ensure that the country is food secure. Let me warn those who are responsible for the distribution of the food not to be influenced by other persuasions,” “The distribution exercise should be carried out in a transparent, accountable and professional manner” External link

newsday Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “The team could not find evidence to support the claims that meat derived from sick and dead cattle was entering the human food chain,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Meat inspectors from the Ministry of Health and Child Care and local authorities also carry out meat inspections at abattoirs not covered by veterinary personnel,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Dead animals should be immediately burnt and buried. It is an offence to sell for direct slaughter sick animals as this poses a huge public health risk,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “The team could not find evidence to support the claims that meat derived from sick and dead cattle was entering the human food chain,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Meat inspectors from the Ministry of Health and Child Care and local authorities also carry out meat inspections at abattoirs not covered by veterinary personnel,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “The team could not find evidence to support the claims that meat derived from sick and dead cattle was entering the human food chain,” External link

herald Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Meat inspectors from the Ministry of Health and Child Care and local authorities also carry out meat inspections at abattoirs not covered by veterinary personnel,” External link

herald Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Dead animals should be immediately burnt and buried. It is an offence to sell for direct slaughter sick animals as this poses a huge public health risk,” External link

herald Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “While the government has traditionally provided dipping chemicals for farmers, I urge you to buy the chemicals for your cattle as the government can no longer afford to provide due to the economic hardships, so mobilize resources to avert cattle deaths,” External link

zbc Sunday, March 15, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “While the government has traditionally provided dipping chemicals for farmers, I urge you to buy the chemicals for your cattle as the government can no longer afford to provide due to the economic hardships, so mobilize resources to avert cattle deaths,” External link

zbc Sunday, March 15, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Vice-President was called back to Harare on his way here and he has assigned me to deliver his speech on his behalf,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, March 7, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Vice-President was called back to Harare on his way here and he has assigned me to deliver his speech on his behalf,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 7, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Vice-President was called back to Harare on his way here and he has assigned me to deliver his speech on his behalf,” External link

newsday Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "Vice-President was called back to Harare on his way here and he has assigned me to deliver his speech on his behalf," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 7, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said ( about Energy Agency ) : “The conference…will draw over 450 foreign delegates from 54 African member states, 10 member countries outside the region, intergovernmental organisations, heads of diplomatic missions in Zimbabwe, civil society organisations, local organisations, other members of the United Nations, specialised agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, March 6, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Considering the high numbers of people that are expected to attend the event, the government of Zimbabwe has put in place precautionary measures to deal with the potential menace of the coronavirus,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, March 6, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “The event will also afford business people and development partners the opportunity to make their products and services known, through exhibitions, creating synergies and opportunities for collaboration with regional and international partners in agribusiness. Also, the many delegates who will attend the conference will provide an opportunity for provision of tourism services, thus increasing awareness of tourism opportunities in Zimbabwe,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, March 6, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “The civil society is pivotal in this endeavour. In this regard, this conference is happening at an opportune time as the continent continues to face challenges in attaining food and nutrition security and sustainable development owing to adverse effects of climate change and variability,” External link

newsday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “The delegation is here under the directive of President Mnangagwa about maize importation from Uganda following the recent talks at the AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Uganda has enough and good quality maize,” External link

redpepper Sunday, February 23, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “It is high time parastatal boards and management gear up and shed the business as usual attitude so that the ministry will be able to deliver on its mission of facilitating the growth of a modern, sustainable and viable climate-smart agricultural sector, to achieve set goals. Cottco is expected to create synergies with other parastatals, set targets with indicators that reflect the national vision,” External link

zbc Thursday, February 6, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We need to build the capacity of our farmers to be resilient to climate change shocks and stresses such as drought, floods, crop and livestock diseases, among others," External link

reuters-en Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "I strongly believe that agricultural development is a necessary tool and a near sufficient condition for economic recovery and development of Zimbabwe. As you are all aware, the sector has potential to contribute between 16-20% of the gross domestic product; 40% to exports; and feed the country while providing the source of livelihood for 67% of the country's populace that resides in rural areas," "However, as things stand at the current moment, we have less than 100 000t of grain in the strategic grain reserve and imports, especially of food are ballooning. It pains me to realise that this potential remains to be exploited and that as a ministry we are falling short of delivering on our national mandate which has five key result areas as set out in the ministry's integrated performance plan," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “We have been engaging the Ministry of Energy and Power Development so that they try their level best to improve on power supply,” External link

herald Saturday, January 4, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “The company is offering us some smart solutions to our agriculture and it’s introducing to us some irrigation model that uses the latest technologies,” “They have taken note of the challenges we are facing in respect of power supply and they are proposing that we use solar power for various scales from household irrigation needs up to commercial agriculture. They are also proposing that we use some water saving models of irrigation. You can see that with the drought we had last year and the drought we are experiencing now, the water levels have depleted, so there is need to conserve water hence the technology they are suggesting will be quite handy” External link

herald Saturday, December 28, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "Col Ngwenya was utilising only 20ha out of the 80ha. It is prudent to highlight that the agreement was not endorsed by the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement as required by law," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 13, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "I have known Rtd Col Ngwenya since 1976. He is a war veteran and a good friend of mine, but always uses tribalism as a weapon to get what he wants. There are a number of cases where he has used the tribal card to try to seek attention," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 13, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "If the affected farmer has got issues to raise, he/she raises them with the Ministry," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 13, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Col Ngwenya was utilising only 20ha out of the 80ha. It is prudent to highlight that the agreement was not endorsed by the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement as required by law,” External link

herald Friday, December 13, 2019 6:06:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “I have known Rtd Col Ngwenya since 1976. He is a war veteran and a good friend of mine, but always uses tribalism as a weapon to get what he wants. There are a number of cases where he has used the tribal card to try to seek attention,” External link

herald Friday, December 13, 2019 6:06:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “If the affected farmer has got issues to raise, he/she raises them with the Ministry,” External link

herald Friday, December 13, 2019 6:06:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "In fact Ngwenya is a beneficiary of the land reform programme and that he was allocated Southwell Farm, measuring 656,79ha in the area of Concession, Mashonaland Central Province. The farm is almost all arable but only a maximum of about 80ha out of 656,79ha was being utilised for cropping. Over and above that there is a herd of about 90 cattle. Of the said 80ha farming operations at the farm, 60ha was being used by some white farmer who had entered into some form of gentlemen's agreement," "From the aforementioned, two things come to the fore, first the farm was grossly underutilised. Secondly the farm was above the maximum allowable farm size for that area. The area where the farm is located falls in ecological region two and at the time of downsizing the maximum allowable farm size for that area was 400ha" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “We have been experiencing challenges with livestock especially in dry areas and I am appealing to our communal farmers that they invest in livestock feed. It is of no use to keep large herds yet they are dying,” External link

zbc Tuesday, November 19, 2019 3:09:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “The time is now for capacity building, for experience sharing, for raising awareness for taking this sour reality into account when planning for our development program. If not, in our own eyes, decades of sustainable development gains can be wiped out overnight. Yesterday is history, let’s take today and build strong and resilient futures,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "It is too early to talk about that. We will make an announcement at the appropriate time," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, November 10, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “This project is the first of its kind in the history of our country,” “This pilot project will provide essential knowledge or information for the successful production of this crop. The benefits that will be derived from the production of industrial hemp are enormous and varied” External link

zimeye Thursday, October 17, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “This project is the first of its kind in the history of our country,” “This pilot project will provide essential knowledge or information for the successful production of this crop. The benefits that will be derived from the production of industrial hemp are enormous and varied” External link

newsday Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We have four banks that have come on line to support Command Agriculture; Stanbic, Agribank, CBZ and Women's Bank," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 13, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “As Zimbabweans, we should unite in ensuring food security and success of the growing of traditional seeds. Everyone should benefit regardless of political affiliation. Last year, we failed to realise a good harvest because of poor rains due to climate change. Having realised that climate change is wreaking havoc, we set down with experts you advised us to revert to traditional crops like millet, rapoko and sorghum. These crops are drought resistant and farmers are guaranteed of a harvest even when drought strikes,” External link

zimeye Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:49:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : ”Government has so far entered into partnership with Agribank, CBZ bank, Women’s bank and Stanibic bank. These banks will support AI, A2 and other large scale farmers in soya bean and maize production,” External link

zbc Saturday, October 5, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Certainly, this is a positive development that will be critical in increasing agricultural productivity in Zimbabwe in line with national development aspirations,” External link

zbc Thursday, October 3, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Government is one such buyer and supplier of cereals, there is nothing which stops all other players in the industry from importing their own cereal requirements,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, October 1, 2019 7:47:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “As a result, Government has had to put into place arrangements for the importation of grain. The grain that is being imported shall be for human, livestock consumption and other industrial uses. Government is one such buyer and supplier of cereals, there is nothing which stops all other players in the industry to import their own cereal requirements,” External link

herald Tuesday, October 1, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “As you are aware, due to the effects of climate change, Zimbabwe got poor yields of maize last year. As a result, we had to import some grain to compliment whatever we harvested last year,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, September 22, 2019 11:29:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "As you are aware, due to the effects of climate change, Zimbabwe got poor yields of maize last year. As a result, we had to import some grain to compliment whatever we harvested last year," External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 20, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “As you might be aware, government is currently constructing dams countrywide and quite a number are almost 100 percent complete. We are aware of the water problems being faced in rural communities, especially in dry regions and with the help of the Chinese government, we will be drilling 500 more boreholes on top of the ones already functional,” External link

zbc Tuesday, September 10, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “We have our mining sector driven primarily by thermal power from coal and it is anticipating a US 12 billion dollar mark by 2023. So it will be best for all ministries to plan together in view of such calls to phase out coal. We are endowed with billions of coal reserves. I have been to Japan recently and we indentified a technology on clean use of coal, so we need to vigorously pursue such technology to clean our coal and produce substantial energy from it,” External link

zbc Monday, September 9, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “If you are occupying a farm and you don’t have an offer letter, go (and) get an offer letter. The reason why the government has allowed you to remain on the piece of land up to today is that they want you. They recognized the role you are playing, so go (and) get an offer letter” External link

zimeye Saturday, September 7, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri added : “There should be no other considerations to say you are not on the list. Which list? The (Zanu-PF) party representatives recommended some farmers to remain. I am a member of the Zanu-PF politburo. So, we are saying all those who are on the land who do not have offer letters, please, do us a favor so that you don’t unnecessarily get inconvenienced,” External link

zimeye Saturday, September 7, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “If you are occupying a farm and you don’t have an offer letter, go (and) get an offer letter. The reason why government has allowed you to remain on the piece of land up to today is because they want you. They recognised the role you are playing, so go (and) get an offer letter” External link

newsday Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri added : “There should be no other considerations to say you are not on the list. Which list? The (Zanu PF) party representatives recommended some farmers to remain. I am a member of the Zanu PF politburo. So, we are saying all those who are on the land who do not have offer letters, please, do us a favour so that you don’t unnecessarily get inconvenienced,” External link

newsday Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “As you are all aware, Buhera district is located in the rain shadow of the eastern highlands and is a perennially dry region,” External link

herald Saturday, September 7, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Amongst the interventions identified in Buhera District were the establishment of a honey processing centre at Chapanduka and support to a community initiative to establish the Tashinga Nutrition Garden, with the aim to enhance and diversify livelihoods for greater community resilience to the challenges posed by climate change, whilst promoting clean energy and tackling other challenges related to environmental degradation,” External link

herald Saturday, September 7, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “At Tashinga Garden, I am informed that this year the community had already initiated its own livelihood enhancement project when the climate change projects were introduced,” External link

herald Saturday, September 7, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We have no doubt that the technology will go a long way in enhancing food security in the country. Currently the world is faced with the challenge of climate change hence we have to come up with appropriate responses," External link

ecns Friday, September 6, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We have no doubt that the technology will go a long way in enhancing food security in the country. Currently the world is faced with the challenge of climate change hence we have to come up with appropriate responses," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, September 6, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Our command programme is continuing, but I want to make it clear that only those who paid back their loans will be considered while those who reneged will be left in the cold,” External link

zbc Tuesday, September 3, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Our command programme is continuing, but I want to make it clear that only those who paid back their loans will be considered while those who reneged will be left in the cold,” External link

zbc Monday, September 2, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We have not yet been convinced yet on the benefits (of GMOs)," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 25, 2019 11:20:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "Operating without offer letters is not advisable. It stops Government from allocating that piece of land to someone else. In our records it will indicate that the farm was acquired and it is now Government property but not allocated to anyone else," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 16, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We will give first priority to whoever is there. We are not going to deny anyone access to offer letters. You automatically qualify because you are already on the land so it is very important that we formalise our stay to avoid unnecessary problems," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 16, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said ( about Sir ) : “Mr. Speaker Sir, I would like to unreservedly apologies for the remarks I made yesterday. I realise they must have caused some injury to the dignity of the Hon. Members. To that extent Mr. Speaker Sir, I would like to withdraw my statement. Thank you Mr. Speaker Sir,” External link

zimeye Friday, August 2, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We need to relook at the exact figures, but as for the reason why we enact the SI, we want to ensure that all the grain is accounted for and available for consumption at affordable prices," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “This event marks the climax in the implementation of the Buzi, Pungwe and Save (BUPUSA) tri-basin project, a joint cooperative effort by the government of Zimbabwe and Mozambique which started in October last year with the objective to strengthen cooperation and promote institution building on water management issues” External link

zbc Monday, July 29, 2019 8:40:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : ''We are looking into various issues raised by our farmers with regards to the rental and we will put into consideration whatever concerns our farmers raise so that at the end of the day we all benefit as a nation,'' External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "On sub-leasing of farms; if you have a farm and you have proper documentation, that is an offer letter or a 99-year lease, you can go ahead. What we are interested in as government is to make sure that the land is fully utilised, it is being productive," "As to the arrangement on the farm of who exactly is tilling the land, that is not much of our business. Previously, we used to discourage sub-letting of farms, but with the new dispensation, we have said farming is a business. Let the farmers make business decisions. If they want to till the land with partners, if they want joint ventures, it is up to them, but we encourage farmers to have whatever agreements they enter into endorsed by the ministry to ensure that the interests of both parties are adequately protected," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “On sub-leasing of farms; if you have a farm and you have proper documentation, that is an offer letter or a 99-year lease, you can go ahead. What we are interested in as government is to make sure that the land is fully utilised, it is being productive,” “As to the arrangement on the farm of who exactly is tilling the land, that is not much of our business. Previously, we used to discourage sub-letting of farms, but with the new dispensation, we have said farming is a business. Let the farmers make business decisions. If they want to till the land with partners, if they want joint ventures, it is up to them, but we encourage farmers to have whatever agreements they enter into endorsed by the ministry to ensure that the interests of both parties are adequately protected,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “The cattle should be returned, but we also appeal to our farmers not to let their cattle stray into neighbouring countries. We are holding a series of meetings with farmers along our border with Botswana in that respect. I want to thank you (NewsDay) for highlighting this issue and bringing it to my attention,” External link

newsday Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:03:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Any investment is done through the one-stop shop which has taken over from the Zimbabwe Investment Center. The company applied to take over 10 000 hectares of land for sugar cane production and I would like to believe they have completed the necessary paperwork by now,” External link

zbc Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "General Chiwenga is the person who orchastrated Operation Restore Legacy. He is a principled man who does things in honesty," "If it was someone else, he could have taken over power, declaring that he was in charge. There was nothing that could have stopped him since he was in charge of the army. General Chiwenga is a person who is politically mature and with the people and country at heart. Due to political orientation, he understood that hove huru dzinofamba nemurongwa (leadership renewal follows laid down procedures). As a result, the party chose President Emmerson Mnangagwa to lead the party, while VP Chiwenga wanted to return to the barracks. However, President Mnangagwa appointed him Vice President and second secretary of the ruling Zanu PF party" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 5, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "Hon Ministers, the above allocations of land should ideally be at one place, but if the situation on the ground does not permit, the allocation should at least be in the same geographical area for ease of administration by the war veterans in that province," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Hon Ministers, the above allocations of land should ideally be at one place, but if the situation on the ground does not permit, the allocation should at least be in the same geographical area for ease of administration by the war veterans in that province,” External link

zimeye Thursday, July 4, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Hon Ministers, the above allocations of land should ideally be at one place, but if the situation on the ground does not permit, the allocation should at least be in the same geographical area for ease of administration by the war veterans in that province,” External link

herald Thursday, July 4, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "Hon Ministers, the above allocations of land should ideally be at one place, but if the situation on the ground does not permit, the allocation should at least be in the same geographical area for ease of administration by the war veterans in that province," "May you also kindly take not that the subject directive should be implemented with immediate effect as it takes precedence over other allocations for land. As such, it would be greatly appreciated if respective allocation schedules could reach my office before June 27, 2019" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri added : "May you further kindly take note that in the event of land disputes, under no circumstances should war veterans have his or her offer cancelled" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “Hon Ministers, the above allocations of land should ideally be at one place, but if the situation on the ground does not permit, the allocation should at least be in the same geographical area for ease of administration by the war veterans in that province,” “May you also kindly take not that the subject directive should be implemented with immediate effect as it takes precedence over other allocations for land. As such, it would be greatly appreciated if respective allocation schedules could reach my office before June 27, 2019” External link

newsday Tuesday, July 2, 2019 7:42:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri added : “May you further kindly take note that in the event of land disputes, under no circumstances should war veterans have his or her offer cancelled” External link

newsday Tuesday, July 2, 2019 7:42:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “As we all know that the agriculture sector contributes very significantly to the growth of the country; s economy and in particular tobacco is pf immense value,” External link

zbc Friday, June 21, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We have been focusing on the winter wheat programme, but we are through with that," External link

allafrica Friday, June 21, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We have been focusing on the winter wheat programme, but we are through with that," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 21, 2019 10:04:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “We have been focusing on the winter wheat programme, but we are through with that,” External link

herald Friday, June 21, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “We understand the challenge to do with power and we have put a special arrangement with the ministry responsible for power supply who have assured us that they are going to make power available for wheat farmers. Fuel has also been set aside to assist farmers under command agriculture,” External link

zbc Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "I also had the opportunity of visiting a state-of-the-art dairy farm and there was only one individual employed to work on the farm, which had over 2 000 milking cows and everything else was computerised and I hope one day we will have something close to that here in Zimbabwe. From there we went to a factory where they produce a whole range of dairy products and after that we persuaded them to come and have a similar set-up here in Zimbabwe for both dairy farm and a dairy processing facility or milk processing facility," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 5, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "We have since received a delegation going around the country and they promised that they are going to establish such a facility. So we are looking forward to that day that our friends are going to invest in the dairy industry, though we wouldn't want it to be highly computerised because we need a lot of our people to be employed. While technology is a good thing, I don't think we have reached that stage where we will want everything to be done by computer or to be automated . . . ," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 5, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "I also learnt that Belarus is a major producer of potash, which is a raw material used for the production of fertiliser and the fertilisers that we use are NPKS . . . and in Zimbabwe we only have phosphate. We need a lot of potash, our soils are lacking in terms of potash," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 5, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : "There is an opportunity for our people to go and open shops in Belarus, so that they can order vegetables from Zimbabwe and distribute them in Belarus and there is no law of nature that states that Belarusians should come and invest in Zimbabwe but we cannot go and invest in Belarus, we have got some competitive advantage in a number of areas," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 5, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Perence Shiri said : “From there we went to a factory where they produce a whole range of dairy products and after that we persuaded them to come and have a similar set-up here in Zimbabwe for both dairy farm and a dairy processing facility,” External link

zimeye Sunday, May 5, 2019 5:10:00 AM EAT



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Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : “Shiri, a fearless fighter; did a lot for us and knew the meaning of war, the value of national peace. He built irrigation (schemes) and helped in securing agriculture equipment from China, Spain and Belarus. He was in the middle of organising the Agriculture ministry,” External link

newsday Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "Shiri was a true patriot, who devoted his life to the liberation, independence and service of his country," External link

iol Friday, July 31, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "Now that it is confirmed that Minister Shiri died of COVID-19, we will follow World Health Organisation regulations on how the funeral should proceed," External link

news-yahoo Friday, July 31, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "Now that it is confirmed that Minister Shiri died of COVID-19, we will follow World Health Organisation regulations on how the funeral should proceed," External link

reuters-en Friday, July 31, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : “Now that it is confirmed that Minister Shiri died of COVID-19, we will follow World Health Organisation regulations on how the funeral should proceed,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 31, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "Now that it is confirmed that Minister Shiri died of COVID-19, we will follow World Health Organisation regulations on how the funeral should proceed," External link

independent-UK Friday, July 31, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "Now that it is confirmed that Minister Shiri died of Covid-19, we will follow World Health Organisation regulations on how the funeral should proceed," External link

irishsun Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:55:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "Now that it is confirmed that Minister Shiri died of COVID-19, we will follow World Health Organisation regulations on how the funeral should proceed," External link

independent-UK Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "Now that it is confirmed that Minister Shiri died of COVID-19, we will follow World Health Organisation regulations on how the funeral should proceed," External link

msn-uk Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : “His death came as a great shock to all of us. Cde Shiri was a true patriot who devoted his life to the liberation, independence and service of his country,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "I am deeply saddened to inform the nation of the death of the Minister of Agriculture, Air Chief Marshall (rtd) Perrance Shiri, a long time friend and colleague. Cde Shiri was a true patriot, who devoted his life to the liberation, independence and service of this country," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "I am deeply saddened to inform the Nation of the death of the Minister of Agriculture, Air Chief Marshall (rtd) Perrance Shiri, a long time friend and colleague. Cde Shiri was a true patriot, who devoted his life to the liberation, independence and service of his country," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : “Shiri was a true patriot, who devoted his life to the liberation, independence and service of his country,” External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Jonathan Moyo said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "It's tragic that Perence Shiri has departed without facing justice over the gukurahundi atrocities he committed in Matabeleland & Midlands provinces in the 1980s; nor telling the truth about those atrocities to help heal the nation. May God rest Shiri's victims in eternal peace!" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa wrote ( about Perence Shiri ) : "I am deeply saddened to inform the Nation of the death of the Minister of Agriculture, Air Chief Marshall (rtd) Perrence Shiri, a long time friend and colleague," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa added ( about Perence Shiri ) : "Shiri was a true patriot, who devoted his life to the liberation, independence and service of his country," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : “Shiri was a true patriot, who devoted his life to the liberation, independence and service of his country,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Monica Mutsvangwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "The Meetings have resulted in religious leaders offering Government the use of their facilities such as hospitals, clinics, schools and churches, while the business community has shown willingness to partner Government by offering to renovate and refurbish some hospitals and other buildings into Covid-19 isolation centres and the commitment by development partners to support Government and mobilise assistance towards recovery from the impacts of Cyclone Idai, Covid-19 and the drought," "After presentation by Lands, Agriculture, Water, and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri, Cabinet noted with satisfaction that the water flows in the Zambezi River had been improving significantly over the past weeks with the flows at Victoria Falls rising from 3 840 cubic metres per second on the 26th of March 2020 to 4 270 cubic metres per second as at the 2nd of April 2020" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "Maize deliveries have now started to arrive at our rented Silos at GMB Aspindale and GMB Bulawayo," "We are grateful to the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement (Perrance Shiri) for giving us this silo storage space. Deliveries started to arrive as from 8 February, 2020" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 17, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Perence Shiri ) : “Maize deliveries have now started to arrive at our rented Silos at GMB Aspindale and GMB Bulawayo,” “We are grateful to the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement (Perrance Shiri) for giving us this silo storage space. Deliveries started to arrive as from 8 February, 2020” External link

herald Monday, February 17, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Monica Mutsvangwa said ( about Perence Shiri ) : “I’m glad the first meeting we had with…Shiri was very clear. He gave us a mandate to go through with this…at this stage where we are as a country, we need foreign direct investment,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, February 16, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "The milling industry will not be participating in the ongoing litigation against Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement minister, Honorable Perrence Shiri seeking to set aside Statutory Instrument 145 of 2019 (SI 145) in its entirety," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

Norman Mugiya said ( about Perence Shiri ) : “During an emergency meeting held between Lands Minister Perence Shiri and Gwaradzimba a few months ago on Vieux’s farm issue, another white farmer, Phillipe Valentine left the meeting in tears and was ordered not to reveal anything to anyone,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, July 17, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

David Coltart says ( about Perence Shiri ) : “The First Brigade was then headed by Dominic Chinenge and the Fifth Brigade was headed by Perence Shiri,” “The CIO provided lists of ZAPU private operatives to the Fifth Brigade who deployed troops to villagers, whilst the First Brigade provided with logistical support” External link

zimeye Thursday, June 6, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

David Coltart says ( about Perence Shiri ) : "The First Brigade was then headed by Dominic Chinenge and the Fifth Brigade was headed by Perence Shiri," "The CIO provided lists of ZAPU private operatives to the Fifth Brigade who deployed troops to villagers, whilst the First Brigade provided with logistical support" External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT