By Peter Chivhima
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s leadership continues to get endorsements, with the church community and tertiary education students saying the impact of the President’s developmental projects in people’s lives cannot go unnoticed.
Church denominations under the banner ‘Pastors 4ED’ converged for the official launch of Chitungwiza Zone One Pastors 4ED meant to support President Mnangagwa come 2023.
Pastors 4ED chairperson, Evangelist Idirashe Dongo called on churches to play their part in national development.
“As churches, we are saying let us open up and contribute to national development. Our President, Cde Mnangagwa is doing a lot regarding development so we need to support him,” he said.
“We salute Pastors4ED for endorsing His Excellency, President E.D. Mnangagwa as their Presidential nominee for the 2023 harmonised elections, just as the overwhelming majority of Zimbabweans are routing for His Excellency to be retained as the President of Zimbabwe,” said Chitungwiza Zone 1 DCC chairperson, Allen Shumba.
Students at tertiary institutions have also come in support of President Mnangagwa’s leadership, given how they are benefitting from innovation hubs that the Second Republic is establishing at various universities.
“We are gathered here to mobilise new students to have an ideology and support our President. The innovation hubs which were introduced by the Second Republic are helping us as youths to become skilled rather than waiting to be employed by other people,” said Kuzivakwashe Matimbe, ZICOSU’s chairperson.
From road rehabilitation programmes to other infrastructure projects and the establishment of innovation hubs to drive the national industrialisation drive, the second republic has set a target of ensuring that the nation becomes an upper-middle-income economy by 2030.