Kwekwe (New Ziana) – The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) has secured land in Kwekwe for the establishment of a goat farming project and an abattoir for the export market.
This was revealed by Zibagwe Rural District Council Chief Executive Officer Farayi Machaya during a full council meeting.
The NSSA goat project is set to be established in Ward 30, Woodlands Farm in Kwekwe and will create employment for people in the district.
“Our local youths, women and men, are expected to benefit from such a huge investment coming our way, through employment and knowledge transfers in the agricultural, small animals husbandry sector,” said Machaya.
The government pension scheme has embarked on a goat farming project set to be rolled out in its six regions across the country with the aim to enhance livelihoods of pensioners and their families.
NSSA General Manager Arthur Manase said they have a ready market for the produce in the Middle East, adding that when expanded to full capacity the project will earn much needed foreign currency.
“This programme will not just provide meat for communities but is meant to provide a clear feeding line to NSSA, which will then export goat meat to the Dubai market. This in turn will generate forex for the farmers and the country,” he was quoted as saying.