FINANCE and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa yesterday rebuked Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo over his attacks on Government’s Command Agriculture Programme, equating him to a barking dog that would not derail the programme.
Speaker of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda also berated Prof Moyo for giving the impression of policy inconsistency through careless statements with potential to scare away investors.
Minister Chinamasa made the remarks during the National Assembly’s question and answer session, while responding to a question from Zvimba West legislator Cde Ziyambi Ziyambi (Zanu-PF) who sought to know why Government was not pulling in one direction over Command Agriculture.
Harare East legislator Cde Terrence Mukupe (Zanu-PF) had also asked Minister Chinamasa to clarify on the funding of Command Agriculture given that some Government ministers, especially Prof Moyo, were going on social media to attack the programme despite them being part of deliberations in Cabinet.
“The fact that some people are not in agreement is a non-event when the programme is moving well.
“Varikutaura imbwa dziri kuhukura,” said Minister Chinamasa in apparent reference to Prof Moyo who has relentlessly slammed the Government food initiative on Twitter. state media