Diaspora inclusion in high offices noble idea
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
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Minister Saviour Kasukuwere