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Air Zimbabwe Goes into Chicken Business

by 5m Editor
16 April 2013, at 7:43am

ZIMBABWE - The poultry business had become so lucrative at the height of the country’s economic crisis that Air Zimbabwe and the Civil Aviation Authority decided to get into the business and fly out day-old chicks to earn forex.

According to The Insider, this was said by the managing director of Irvine’s Day Old Chicks, David Irvine, who seemed to be thriving on his connections with several of President Robert Mugabe’s top lieutenants.

Mr Irvine was offering advice to central bank governor Gideon Gono to make his farm more profitable by reducing overcrowding and improving feed delivery.

He described Godwills Masimirembwa, then head of the National Income and Pricing Commission, as a "half-baked chicken farmer".