Churches must offer solutions, not discord
EDITOR — Demonstrations and hate language being promoted by some “men of God” will not benefit anyone. Zimbabwean churches must contribute solutions to economic challenges.
In light of this imperative, I gladly read the report “PHD to build 46 000 houses.” Zimbabwean churches need to respond to economic needs of their members.
The project gels well with the infrastructure development cluster of Zim-Asset by providing low-cost residential stands and constructing houses for Zimbabweans of diverse political, religious and social backgrounds. Such work is also a boon for the country’s gross domestic product.
For the construction process of the houses to take off, it needs the supply of bricks, cement, steel, roofing materials among other things, with the implementation of Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016, it is the Zimbabwean businesses that are going to benefit out of this. Local builders, carpenters and related services are going to be employed in these projects.
I also laud reports that construction of the church’s state-of-the-art hotel with more than 200 rooms in Waterfalls is at an advanced stage. This will be a boon for the religious tourism which the ZTA is preaching these days. As visitors from outside Zimbabwe visit the churches, Zimbabwe’s foreign currency receipts will improve.
PHD must keep on with the good work, bringing houses to low income earners and supporting government programmes. Don’t be discouraged, and may God bless you. Lovemore Mazuru.