RDCs in­ten­sify Zanu-PF cam­paign

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

is­trar-Gen­eral Mr Tobaiwa Mud­ede.

Speak­ing af­ter the meet­ing yes­ter­day, ARDC president Coun­cil­lor Killer Zivhu said they were not go­ing back on the pro­gramme.

Cllr Zivhu is also the chair­per­son of the Chivi Ru­ral Dis­trict Coun­cil.

“Coun­cil­lors held a meet­ing yes­ter­day and one of the ma­jor agree­ment from that meet­ing was that we are not go­ing to let down our President, Cde Robert Gabriel Mu­gabe and our party, Zanu-PF,” he said.

“We agreed as ru­ral dis­trict coun­cil­lors to in­ten­sify our ef­forts in en­sur­ing that peo­ple reg­is­ter as vot­ers in our var­i­ous wards and vil­lages.

“We are aware that the Reg­is­trar-Gen­eral has de­ployed teams in all ar­eas to avail doc­u­ments that will make it pos­si­ble for peo­ple to reg­is­ter as vot­ers. Our duty since the de­ploy­ment was done last week was to mo­bilise the peo­ple to go and ob­tain the nec­es­sary doc­u­ments.”

Cllr Zivhu said it would not be help­ful for one to ob­tain the nec­es­sary doc­u­ments, but fail to reg­is­ter as a voter.

“We are also fully alert as Zanu-PF ru­ral coun­cil­lors to the fact that President Mu­gabe has de­clared dates for voter reg­is­tra­tion to start, which is from to­day (yes­ter­day),” he said.

“We will be mak­ing se­ri­ous fol­low-ups in our wards as the rul­ing party coun­cil­lors to en­sure that peo­ple go to reg­is­ter as vot­ers.

“But more im­por­tantly, we will cam­paign for the rul­ing party and pur­sue our peo­ple to vote for the party in their wards. As coun­cil­lors, we spent most of the time with the peo­ple, those at the grass­roots, and this will be an ad­van­tage to us in terms of mo­bil­is­ing them.”

The launch of the coun­cil­lors’ mo­bil­i­sa­tion pro­gramme was done in Bu­l­awayo re­cently, where chair­per­sons from all the coun­try’s 60 ru­ral dis­trict coun­cils at­tended.

The coun­cil­lors agreed that they would be hold­ing meet­ings and ral­lies to ed­u­cate peo­ple on the need to go and reg­is­ter as vot­ers and why they should vote for President Mu­gabe and the rul­ing party.

The ru­ral dis­trict coun­cil chair­per­sons were tasked with su­per­vis­ing their coun­cil­lors to en­sure the task is car­ried out smoothly.

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