Di­as­pora in­clu­sion in high of­fices noble idea

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

ED­I­TOR— Min­is­ter Mzembi`s sug­ges­tion of hav­ing di­as­pora rep­re­sen­ta­tion in high Gov­ern­ment of­fices is a bril­liant one, con­sid­er­ing the role di­as­pora based ci­ti­zens play in our econ­omy.

Zim­bab­weans scat­tered across the globe, re­mit huge amounts of money to the coun­try on a reg­u­lar ba­sis to their fam­i­lies and this as­sists our Gross Na­tional Prod­uct.

Con­sid­er­ing Jus­tice Maka­rau’s state­ments re­cently that the Zim­babwe Elec­toral Com­mis­sion at the mo­ment is not in a re­source po­si­tion to in­cor­po­rate for­eign-based na­tion­als in the vot­ing process with­out them phys­i­cally avail­ing them­selves.

This would be a work­able com­pro­mise as they would have peo­ple di­rectly han­dling their view­points and con­tri­bu­tions into the na­tional agenda.

With the world turn­ing into a global vil­lage this will be a timely in­ter­ven­tion and I would like to see how the idea is de­vel­oped from mere sug­ges­tion sta­tus to prac­ti­cal ac­tion.

Some of the best minds in the coun­try are now based in the di­as­pora and it would be a waste if we ig­nore their in­put into the na­tional di­a­logue.

At the mo­ment, the di­as­pora com­mu­nity is mis­rep­re­sented by a few du­bi­ous char­ac­ters and ac­tivists who are try­ing to make it seem as if the for­eign-based Zim­bab­weans are push­ing for regime change.

This is not true as we have a lot of pa­tri­otic Zim­bab­weans who un­der­stand the evils be­ing in­flicted on the coun­try by the coun­tries host­ing them.

We need to lend them an ear, so that we un­der­stand some of the dy­nam­ics associated in deal­ing with West­ern coun­tries.

Zanu-PF has been try­ing to tap into the di­as­pora con­tin­gent through their chap­ters sys­tem, the Gov­ern­ment and other in­ter­ested or­gan­i­sa­tions may use the same model in in­cor­po­rat­ing di­as­pora based Zim­bab­weans into their ranks and folds.

The more heads con­tribut­ing to the na­tional de­vel­op­ment agenda, the more re­sults we can ex­pect. I am with Min­is­ter Mzembi on the is­sue of di­as­pora in­clu­sion. Han­nah Moyo, Via e-mail THE cor­rup­tion and mis­man­age­ment at the MDCrun mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties is sick­en­ing. One is left to won­der whether the clean-up ex­er­cise which the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ter Saviour Ka­sukuwere em­barked on just af­ter as­sum­ing of­fice bore any fruit at all. — Saru

OUR peo­ple are so jeal­ous and they can do any­thing to pull any suc­cess­ful per­son down. That is why we can’t ap­pre­ci­ate our own peo­ple. My ad­vice to Prophet Walter Ma­gaya is, do not dump this coun­try be­cause of any form of per­se­cu­tion. Zim­babwe needs you and God will con­tinue to move you from glory to glory, re­gard­less. No weapon formed against you shall pros­per. — Mema Zimbo.

CAPS United fans, it’s never over un­til it’s over! Your team Makepekepe has been wait­ing for this Cham­pi­onship for 11 years. We wish Caps United all the best in this Cham­pi­onship. — Ton­der­ayi Chanakira

Min­is­ter Saviour Ka­sukuwere

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