De­fence forces crit­i­cal in main­tain­ing peace

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

EDI­TOR — The Zim­babwe De­fence Forces are crit­i­cal to Zim­babwe’s sovereignty and main­tain­ing the coun­try’s peace and tran­quil­lity and en­gag­ing in other nu­mer­ous peace time ac­tiv­i­ties.

They are also very use­ful by way of do­ing con­struc­tion and civil works which is crit­i­cal.

On ZDF day, Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe praised th­ese gal­lant men and women and noted that they timeously in­ter­vene in hos­pi­tals, when the reg­u­lar crit­i­cal staff have gone on strike and have had to res­cue vil­lagers ma­rooned by floods in Muzara­bani, Tsholot­sho and Masvingo.

We know that the ZDF have as­sisted in the ef­fec­tive move­ment of food re­lief to Zim­babwe’s re­mote ar­eas and took the lead in the ac­qui­si­tion and move­ment of food re­lief to all the coun­try’s 10 prov­inces mov­ing more than 10 000 tonnes of re­lief maize.

We com­mend this work and the projects they have em­barked on lately in­clud­ing the con­struc­tion of Enala Clinic in Tsholot­sho, four class­room blocks at Ma­pani Park Pri­mary School in Chakari, Chasiy­a­tende Clinic in Masvingo, four teach­ers’ quar­ters and ablu­tion fa­cil­i­ties at Zi­bomvu in Silo­bela, among oth­ers, will go a long way in help­ing com­mu­ni­ties.

To th­ese men and women in uni­form, I say good work.

And let’s keep them well fed and clothed as they do na­tional ser­vice. Frank Humba, Masvingo IS it the re­turn to form for Caps United’s Devon Chafa, now play­ing a blinder in the mid­field, for the past few games? I have wit­nessed him. — Love­more Kashawo

ZINARA your ob­ser­va­tion that some mo­torists are not pay­ing for your discs is dead cor­rect but you might be very wrong on the rea­sons be­hind the fail­ure to com­ply. First the Third Party in­sur­ances that are a re­quire­ment be­fore one can pay for a disc are now be­yond reach of many peo­ple par­tic­u­larly those own­ing PSVs. A 15-seater kombi needs $88 for in­sur­ance plus $25 for the disc quar­terly. This is no small amount of money con­sid­er­ing that Honda Fit pi­rates have vir­tu­ally taken over most of their routes. Sec­ond, your disc fees for big­ger ve­hi­cles need a down­ward re­vi­sion as they are not af­ford­able. Do not for­get that most peo­ple are now in­for­mal traders and it is com­mon that one can go for days or weeks with­out sell­ing any­thing to any­one. In most cases peo­ple can­not af­ford both disc and in­sur­ance at the same time. Wait and see more and more peo­ple will fail to com­ply. — The truth, Ndex, Mzi­likazi.

JAILED dan­ger­ous crim­i­nals such as mur­der­ers, rapists etc oc­ca­sion­ally get Pres­i­den­tial par­dons. I feel that civil ser­vants such as teach­ers etc fired on tech­ni­cal­i­ties and who have spent more than five years out­side the ser­vice should also be con­sid­ered for grad­ual/mon­i­tored re-en­gage­ment. — Phoenix.

ZBC/TV where is the cov­er­age of the Rio 2016 Olympics cur­rently be­ing held in Brazil? — Love­more Kashawo.

Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe

Devon Chafa

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