WE enjoyed the gospel gala in Gwanda. The Town Council should encourage such sponsors to drill us boreholes than collaborating with Zinwa prejudicing residents. How do you source funds and to what use would you use it. Your water is too expensive and unaffordable thus no salaries for you, water must more or less be for free. Remember we have cash and jobs crisis. Councillors fetch donors. Lingavali amanzi ethu. — Maxxie, Gwanda
I AM appealing to all leadership under Chief Mathema and to the government to take Mtshazo irrigation plan seriously to ease hunger in Mathema’s area. It seems the plan was abandoned long back. Please Hon. Madodana Sibanda we thank you for what you are doing so far in your constituency, Gwanda North, but we are not satisfied, to please us put Mtshazo irrigation plan in Parliament to be considered as one of the crucial projects in Zimbabwe to ensure food security. We need investors who will pull water from Dondorio Dam, about 10km away, and this will create employment to thousands of jobless youths in the area as far as Mayezane, Maphane, Simbumbumbi, Wabayi Sibona, etc. The food help which is coming now belongs to old people starving but if this project comes to life everyone will benefit. We need long term plans. Our leaders nanso inqobe. — Papa Nyoni Wabayi Primary School.
THE donkey that Jesus rode on came back to town for fanfare the next day and met only stones and sticks. That should serve as a lesson for our hopeless opposition movements. First time they claimed the kombi drivers’ protests and teachers’ stay-away as their own. Since then they have called at least four shutdowns and no one has heeded them. Like an attention-hungry school child, they are now provoking mischief to get attention. — Baba Eric.
I LOVE the idea of education as a Sadc priority. Hopefully, the organisation secures funding to operationalise its plans for a technical and vocational university. In this highly competitive global age, strong industries must be a priority for the sub-region. If we are to do this successfully without undue handholding by Western-oriented institutions, then education is the key. — Chrispen.