The Zimbabwe Republic Police has intercepted 1.5 tonnes of Fertiliser that was stolen from the Presidential Inputs Scheme from a truck that was traveling from Gokwe to Harare .
In a statement, the police said a road block that was stationed at Sesame Business Centre intercepted a Scania Lorry that was carrying 30×50 kilograms of Compound D Superfert which was being delivered from Chitekete in Gokwe to Harare.
“On 12/11/23, members of the Police who were deployed at a roadblock at Sesame Business Centre intercepted a Scania lorry and recovered Presidential inputs comprising 30 X 50 kilogrammes of Compound D Superfert which were being delivered from Chitekete, Gokwe to Harare,” reads the statement.
Agricultural Inputs from the Presidential Inputs Scheme are designed to assist communal farmers in rural areas to produce their household crops and boost their food security.
The Inputs are given for free. However, there are rising reports that most Inputs do not reach their intended destination, as they are stolen by politically connected big wigs for resale.