Victor Maphosa Mashonaland East Bureau
Zanu PF candidates in the coming by-elections for local authorities and the House of Assembly need to be humble and work closely with voters, party national chairman Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri said yesterday.
Speaking to Zanu PF supporters at the Green Park in Marondera soon after presiding over the National Clean-Up exercise in the town, Cde Muchinguri-Kashiri said unity would ensure a landslide victory for the party on March 26.
“You must aspire to be servant leaders and take a leaf from our visionary leader President ED Mnangagwa. Humble yourselves before those who will vote for you and ensure victory for the party,” she said.
Turning to the clean-up, Cde Muchinguri-Kashiri, who is also the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs, said communities should always strive to make the environment clean.
This month’s clean-up campaign ran under the theme: “Zero Tolerance To Litter – My Environment My Pride”.
Cde Muchinguri-Kashiri said the need to maintain a clean environment resonates with the Government’s vision of establishing a prosperous and empowered upper middle income economy by 2030, as dictated by the National Development Strategy 1.
“Everyone has a role to play, that is why we have even senior Government and party officials participating in this clean-up campaign.
“Let us be responsible citizens to move the country to Vision 2030, leaving no one and no place behind. I am urging everyone gathered here to restore that culture and desire to maintain a clean environment at all times.”
She appealed to the people of Marondera to plant a lot of trees, which she said play a critical role in peoples’ lives.
“Trees gives us clean air and plays an important role in mitigating effects of climate change and also enable rains to come.
“Government has a programme to drill boreholes for everyone so that people can have clean and potable water to drink and also live in healthy environment.
“We have to be proud of our Government that has its people at heart.”