Agri­cul­ture key to eco­nomic im­prove­ment - Min­is­ter

Swazi Observer - - BUSINESS - By Ma­jaha Nkonyane

THE new Min­is­ter of Agri­cul­ture Jab­u­lani Mabuza has re­it­er­ated that agri­cul­ture has the po­ten­tial to im­prove the coun­try’s econ­omy.

Speak­ing dur­ing his brief in­tro­duc­tion to the min­istry’s staff and paras­tatals on Wed­nes­day, Mabuza quoted re­marks from dif­fer­ent speak­ers at the re­cent peo­ple’s par­lia­ment (Sibaya), where he said he noted that dif­fer­ent speak­ers re­ferred to agri­cul­ture as a ve­hi­cle for eco­nomic im­prove­ment.

“Speak­ers from the re­cent Peo­ple’s Par­lia­ment (Sibaya) men­tioned that agri­cul­ture can be used to im­prove the coun­try’s econ­omy and in­deed we can im­prove the coun­try’s econ­omy through agri­cul­ture. I look for­ward to work­ing with all of you as we con­tinue to im­prove farm­ing meth­ods and help­ing the coun­try move for­ward,” he said.

Mabuza, who is the for­mer min­is­ter of com­merce, in­dus­try and trade is no novice to pol­i­tics as he is in his sec­ond term as a Pigg’s Peak Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment and also in his sec­ond term as a cab­i­net min­is­ter.

In his brief in­tro­duc­tion to the min­istry, he as­sured those present that he is de­ter­mined to con­tinue work­ing hard and he looks for­ward to work­ing with both the dif­fer­ent paras­tatals and the min­istry’s civil ser­vants. “We ap­pre­ci­ate your warm wel­come to the min­istry and it is ex­cit­ing to be part of this min­istry where one will be work­ing with the na­tion, es­pe­cially in an area where the coun­try has its back­bone.

It is un­der­stand­able that times have changed as farm­ing meth­ods have since changed from the time we grew up than it is prac­ticed to­day,” he said.

Mabuza also men­tioned that work­ing to­gether will help pro­vide so­lu­tions to­wards im­prov­ing the min­istry’s per­for­mance. The civil ser­vants were fur­ther en­cour­aged in their work and re­minded of the work ahead of them as the coun­try is still ex­pected to bring more so­lu­tions.

AT­TEN­TIVE: A sec­tion of the civil ser­vants lis­ten­ing to the min­is­ter.

Ma­jaha Nkonyane) (Pics:

NEW BROOM: Min­is­ter of Agri­cul­ture Jab­u­lani Mabuza cap­tured dur­ing his in­tro­duc­tion at the min­istry yes­ter­day.

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