Churches must of­fer so­lu­tions, not dis­cord

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

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.

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