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    Masvingo Provincial Agric Show

    No cholera fears at agric show, Mauta

    MASVINGO-The president of the Masvingo Province Show Society, Philip Mauta has allayed fears of cholera at this year's provincial premier show which begins today until Sunday.

    Mauta said this during a tour of the stands at the Masvingo Showgrounds yesterday (Wednesday) where exhibitors were busy putting final touches on their stands in preparation for the 95th edition of the agriculture show which will be officially opened by Minister of State for Masvingo Provincial Affairs, Ezra Chadzamira.

    "I would like to assure those coming for this year's agriculture show that there is enough water at the Showgrounds and they should not worry about cholera. No cholera fears at all because we are well prepared," said an elated Mauta.

    He added that there are five boreholes at the premises and six 10 000L tanks in addition to the tape water from the City Council.

    The Provincial Medical Director, Dr Amadeus Shamu said they have deployed a team of six health personnel who will be monitoring the situation on the ground until the last day of the show.

    Mauta said as a committee they were very excited by the response from the exhibitors as over 120 stands were taken up compared to 105 in 2017.

    "The show is oversubscribed and there are new exhibitors like Lupane State University, the Provincial Administrator's office which last exhibited some many years ago, the Deeds Office and the Judiciary Service Commission," said Mauta.

    He also added that the district shows which were held prior to the provincial showcase were also well attended and those who performed well will receive their prizes during the show.

    Mauta said there are no cattle during the show because of diseases outbreaks, but only those from the vicinity will be allowed to exhibit.

    The painting of the perimeter wall and construction of a new gate was done by Agriseeds one of the Society's new partners.

    "We are just waiting for people to visit our stand as all the preparations are complete with a new facelift of our stand," said an employee who was manning the country's biggest medical insurer, Premier Services Medical Aid Society.


    The Police were also busy putting last minute touches on their spacious stand which is one of the main attractions at the annual showcase.

    Meanwhile, entertainment will be provided by Andy Muridzo during the official opening of the Agric Show on Saturday.

    On the closing day  on Sunday the show goers will dance to Masvingo based contemporary artist Admire Mande popularly known by his legion of fans as Ras Mande.


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