bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Zimbabwe bee programme

Bees have been drawn into the Zimbabwean land controversy. More than 3,000 people attended a "Farming Through Bees" event in Zimbabwe at the homestead of beefarmer Isaac Nhamo. And there was some straight-talking at the event by local Governor Commander Nelson Samkange:
He took a swipe at those people who still thought only white people were the source of prosperity and hope.

Cde Samkange urged the local youths to engage in activities such as beekeeping and desist from crime. “We don't want to hear parents complaining about missing goats and chickens. Please use this chance.”

...“We want to restore the breadbasket title to our country. Please if you take the programme as a circus we will kick you out and give the land to some more serious people.”


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