Patience pays, bitterness distracts us and sways us from achieving our goals, says Reverend Wiseman Musande.
As the elections have just ended some of us are still bitter as their preferred candidates did not make it in the 23rd to the 24th of August 2023 harmonised elections in Zimbabwe.
In elections there is one winner. In the aftermath of the electioneering period, we need to quickly balance the equation and focus on development issues. If you did not make it, it does not mean you cease to be a Zimbabwean or that you are hated, no. It was just a contest which has come to an end. Let us embrace each other, both winners and losers and move forward for the betterment of our country.
The task ahead requires all and sundry to put their heads together so that the country moves forward in unison.
We live in poverty for different reasons. The position of not removing the election bitterness even if the election has passed is one of them. Others are allergic to participating in any government activities because they do not want to associate themselves with anything to do with the governing party.
However, they fail to distinguish when and where to use politics.
My fellow Zimbabweans, let me correctly advise you. Political issues and contests end when the results are announced. Take note that we voted parliamentarians who are the legislators for the next five years and we encourage them to work as a family for the development of the country at large.
Parliament is not a political contest ground. Lawmakers are expected to come up with laws that bring development and rule of law to the nation.
In due course, the President-elect is going to announce the ministers who are going to spearhead development in their portfolios. If the ministers are appointed it means they are now the custodians of our country and its resources.
The President, Ministers, Senators, Members of Parliament and Councillors are custodians of our country and all the resources it has. In this regard it is our duty to unite and work with them by claiming our share of the cake as they now constitute the government.
Lagging behind and being allergic will cause you to miss the opportunity like some who missed the opportunity of owning land during the land reform programme. By being aligned to political parties they thought this was a ZANU PF project yet it was being done for the populace. We have witnessed massive transformation in tobacco, cotton, wheat farming just to mention a few areas because of the land reform programme.
On this note, I observed that my life should not be determined by politics but remain focused on development so that I will not be left behind.
It is at this juncture to leave the politicians doing their politics and we focus on development until the time of other elections in 2028.
Let us do away with the election bitterness that brings revenge ideas that are detrimental to our economy. Remove the election mode and quickly engage ourselves in developmental gear.