PREPARATIONS for the 57th edition of the annual Matabeleland South Agricultural Show (MSAS) are at an advanced stage with organisers saying this year’s fair would be bigger and better due to the good rains that fell in the drought-prone province.
MSAS chairperson Khuzi Thendele Ncube said a large number of farmers was set to exhibit at the event from September 4 to 6 following a bumper harvest they recorded.
“Preparations are at an advanced stage and we are quite happy with the progress. Forty exhibitors have confirmed participation, but they keep on coming,” Ncube said.
The show would be held under the theme “Economic recovery through holistic approaches”. Ncube said the theme was derived from the government’s economic blueprint ZimAsset.
Farmers who will showcase cattle would have an opportunity to auction them at competitive prices on the last day of the show. Ncube urged people from Matabeleland South to turn out in large numbers to witness what should be one of the best agricultural shows.
The army and police will make a return to the show after years of absence.
Ncube said a number of entertainment activities would be lined up for the three-day event.
Matabeleland South Provincial Affairs minister Abednico Ncube will officially open the exhibition.