Story by Kenias Chivuzhe
ZIMBABWEANS have been implored to vote for the tried and tested ZANU PF party to consolidate the gains of the liberation struggle and ensure continuity in the current development trajectory.
ZANU PF national chairman, Cde Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri has implored the people of Buhera to ensure a clean sweep for the ruling party during the 2023 harmonised elections to ensure continuity in the national development agenda.
Cde Muchinguri Kashiri, who is also the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs, was addressing Buhera residents at Murambinda Growth Point this Friday.
‘‘ZANU PF has 60 years and it’s a tried and tested party that is development-oriented. The second republic is spearheading developmental projects that are evident here and this calls for residents to vote for a tried and tested party that liberated the country.
“Our president is development-oriented and has completed the construction Marovanyati dam. There are plans to start an electricity generation process at the dam. The President will ensure the Birchenough Bridge-Murambinda road tarring is completed. We understand that Buhera District is drought prone hence we will increase food relief,” she said.
The party national chairperson also announced that the next two weeks will be dedicated to party cell restructuring to ensure more people register to vote.
She also warned aspiring candidates that are not adhering to party directives that they risk being disqualified.
‘‘This year is the year of elections and as ZANU PF, we want to ensure that the party is strong at the cell level. We want to make sure our people register to vote. The next two weeks are committed to ensure that cells are fully constituted. There is going to be mobile teams that will issue IDS.
“We are not happy with people that are challenging the legislators that are here. The time for primary elections is coming and there is a need to wait for party directives. If you cause confusion, we will disqualify you. We are against vote buying,” she said.
Earlier on, Minister Muchinguri Kashiri led a clean-up campaign and tree planting programmes where she called for the upgrading of waste management systems in Murambinda to cater for the growing population and infrastructural development that comes with the granting of town status.
‘‘President Mnangagwa declared zero tolerance for litter in 2018. The growth of Murambinda into a town will result in more litter, hence the need to up our waste management system. Being a town means more responsibility. There is a need to develop a sewer system and reduce pollution of underground water.”
She said there is a symbiotic relationship between clean-up programmes and tree planting.
“We also need to plant more trees as the constitution is clear that we are living on a borrowed environment and we need to protect it.”
She challenged local authorities to phase out dumpsites and establish modern waste management sites in line with the Smart Cities Concept.