Zanu-PF Matabeleland North endorses ED as candidate for President

27 Sep, 2022 - 00:09 0 Views
Zanu-PF Matabeleland North endorses ED as candidate for President President Mnangagwa

The Chronicle

Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle Reporter 

ZANU-PF Matabeleland North has endorsed President Mnangagwa as the party’s candidate in the 2023 presidential elections while giving more impetus to economic and social service provision in the province.

The province recently held its Provincial Co-ordinating Committee which made several resolutions ahead of the party’s 7th National People’s Congress to be held next month.

Bulawayo and Matabeleland South have already endorsed President Mnangagwa as the party’s 2023 presidential candidate.

In an interview yesterday, Matabeleland North provincial chairman Cde Richard Moyo, who is also the Provincial Affairs and Devolution Affairs Minister said the party arrived at the resolution after carefully making observations in the community.

“As a party we unanimously endorsed President Mnangagwa as our sole candidate for the 2023 candidate for the 2023 Presidential elections. We acknowledge with greater appreciation the leadership thrust of His Excellency the President and First Secretary of the Party Cde ED Mnangagwa which leaves no one behind and that very country is built by its own people, brick by brick and stone upon stone,” said Cde Moyo.

In other resolutions, the province called for immediate attention to be given to the rehabilitation of the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls, Bulawayo-Nkayi-Gokwe, Plumtree-Tsholotsho-Siphepha-Lupane roads among other strategic roads in the province.

The province resolved that the Ministry of Health and Child Care reviews the online recruitment of student nurses to cater for communities without access to the internet.

Minister of State for Matabeleland North Provincial Affairs and Devolution Cde Richard Moyo addressing

It also wants Hwange Colliery Hospital to be upgraded into a district hospital.

The party also resolved that Government should construct vocational training centres in Tsholotsho and Lupane.

Cde Moyo said the province resolved that two dams should be built in Tsholotsho as part of the development trajectory. 

“We also resolved that a timber processing factory be established in Lupane, Binga, Tsholotsho and Nkayi Districts to provide employment and beneficiation of the local wood products. Basing on Government policy of establishing 200-hectare irrigable land in every administrative district, the province resolves that Ziminya Dam construction in Nkayi district be expedited and Nanda and Nshaba dams in Tsholotsho be constructed,” he said.

Cde Moyo said the province was excited about the construction of Lake Gwayi Shangani which will present opportunities for the province.

He said Zanu-PF Matabeleland North supported the implementation of Pfumvudza/Intwasa climate-proofing farming programme and called for the distribution of inputs before the start of the rainy season. 

Cde Moyo said the province resolved that new boreholes to be drilled by Government must be solar equipped.

“All new boreholes should be fitted with solar pumps and JoJo tanks installed as a first step to bringing piped water systems to the community. We also resolved that network boosters, radio and television boosters be established in areas of sports throughout the province,” said Cde Moyo.

He said the resolutions made by the party speaks to the aspirations of people in communities.

“This is in line with the Second Republic where we are focusing on delivering high impact projects to communities in the process creating jobs for young people. Most of our projects speak to economic productivity and they are empowering. So as a province these are some of the things that we are taking to the party’s National People Congress and we hope that they will be adopted as they are key to our development,” he said. — @nqotshili

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