"My department has already received 2,175 tractors with less than 10% are used to that end" said Jean Chrysostome Vahamwiti, DRC Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Thursday, July 26, 2012, at the launch of the crop year 2012-2013 .
"If many compatriots had a passion to seek outraged these tractors, said the minister, they make no use. However, these production tools must be harnessed to the crop. "
"The Prime Minister gave me on July 20 passed the investigation to assess the agricultural mechanization program. But I already take my responsibilities as Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to invite all fellow countrymen, whatever their qualities, their ranks, which immobilize the tractors to deliver them honestly and humbly to the nearest agricultural services which will report to me, because we must end the culture of inaction. The people, the sovereign and primary taxpayer looks at them and judge them, "the minister added.
The agricultural mechanization program began three years ago, with Norbert Basengezi as Minister of Agriculture. Everybody deplored the bad distribution of these tractors. The current Minister wants to put the clock on time. Does he succeed? The question remains.