New farm­ers con­tribut­ing to­wards com­pen­sat­ing pre­vi­ous own­ers

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Rtd Chief Air Mar­shal Shiri said Government felt it was not proper to bur­den all tax pay­ers when it knew the di­rect ben­e­fi­cia­ries of the pro­gramme.

“It makes sense that in­stead of labour­ing the tax payer, the per­son who is di­rectly ben­e­fit­ting from those im­prove­ments con­trib­utes to­wards the com­pen­sa­tion of the for­mer farmer,” he said.

“We also have the as­pect of the leases that are paid by the farm­ers at the rate of three dol­lars per hectare per year. All that money is meant to ac­tu­ally go to­wards the com­pen­sa­tion of the for­mer farm­ers.”

Rtd Chief Air Mar­shal Shiri did not state the amount that has been spent to­wards com­pen­sat­ing for­mer farm­ers. — @nqot­shili

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