‘It’s time for economic development’

Sunday Mail Reporter

ZANU PF is now pursuing economic development after it got a resounding mandate in last year’s harmonised elections, the ruling party’s chairperson, Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri (pictured), has said.

She made the remarks while addressing a campaign rally for ZANU PF’s candidate for Seke National Assembly seat Cde Munyaradzi Kashambe in Dema yesterday ahead of the February 3 by-elections.

“You have been a resilient people and stood with ZANU PF in all these years despite sanctions that were imposed on our Government. And since President Mnangagwa came into power, we have witnessed tremendous development across all sectors. As ZANU PF, this is to show you that it’s time to pursue development. We have political power in the bag and this is now the time to champion economic development,” she said.

Cde Muchinguri-Kashiri highlighted some of the developments undertaken by the Second Republic, saying Seke Constituency has also benefitted from Government projects.

“Here in Seke, there are eight transformers. This will enhance access to electricity for you in this area. The ZANU PF Government is not stopping in promoting development and we will leave no one and no place behind, as the President always says.

“We therefore thank the President for giving this constituency eight transformers through Zesa. There are also 20 computers that were given to this area, among many other initiatives to improve people’s lives.”

She also took time to commission a solarised borehole that was drilled under the Presidential Borehole Scheme at a Methodist church in Dema.

While opposition-run local authorities have failed the people, she said, Government will step in to assist them, in the same way it has provided boreholes to ordinary people countrywide through the Presidential Borehole Scheme.

 “Everyone in the country has the right to clean water; that is why the President launched the borehole scheme where he wants to drill 35 000 boreholes across the country in each village.

“There will be a garden and a fence, and that community garden will be registered as a company to benefit the people,” she said.

She also delivered 30 tonnes of mealie meal to the constituency, which she said was a special donation to them from President Mnangagwa.

One of the contractors who are drilling the boreholes, Prevail International Group, said they will work tirelessly to fast-track the establishment of Presidential boreholes in Harare and Bulawayo.

Prevail International Group managing director Mr Paul Tungwarara said they have procured sufficient materials to drill all boreholes required nationwide under the programme.

“In Harare alone, we have drilled over 200 boreholes since we were contracted for the Presidential Borehole Scheme. We are continuing with the programme and have secured all materials to continue to meet the demand. People assumed that this programme would be for rural provinces only, but we are also doing our work here in Harare and also in Bulawayo.”

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