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Rupike scheme in dire straits

COULD you please highlight the problem at Rupike Irrigation Scheme, about 90km south of Masvingo near Renco Mine.


200 farmers involved in sprinkler irrigation are facing a serious problem of water pumps which are no longer functioning. All the crops have wilted due to a shortage of water.

We are appealing to well-wishers to help in alleviating this problem because the majority of the farmers in the scheme solely depend on the irrigation.

The breakdown might result in children not going to school because the farmers were raising cash from selling their crops. Could you please send a reporter to report on the situation.

Austin Mutamba,

Rupike Irrigation

Scheme, Masvingo.

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