GOVERNMENT is backtracking on its bid to take over Kintyre Estates following representations by plot-holders proving there was progress in turning the farm into a succes
sful horticultural operation.
Kintyre County Plot Holders’ Association secretary Mark Mhindu said the holders have so far put together up to $6 billion worth of investment to kick-start their projects.
“We applaud (Policy Implementation) minister Webster Shamu for waking up plot holders to perform and uphold their initial undertaking when they bought the plots,” Mhindu said.
He said there was a lot of goodwill from the financial sector and agro-processors to help the plot holders in their endeavours.
“We are all working in keeping with our original agreement to transform Kintyre into a green village earning the country hard currency through exports of fresh produce.
“The negative publicity that we are getting would require the powers that be to make positive statements that would clear the air and encourage investors to bring in more money.”
“Plot holders have proven that they have their own money to kick-start their projects while Arda should use its resources to revamp a number of its estates that are lying idle,” Mhindu said.