THE Meteorological Department deserves praise for the accurate weather forecast during the recent dry spell experienced in the country.
The department predicted rains would resume by January 16 in most parts of the country. Indeed we had normal rainfall in certain areas of Mkushi on the same day, much to the relief of the farmers.
The Met Department will definitely play a pivotal role in promoting agricultural production if it continues to provide reliable and timely weather information to farmers across the country.
With Government support under the e-voucher system, many farmers are looking forward to a bumper harvest, which can only be achieved if the country is blessed with good rainfall during the current farming season.