In Zimbabwe, very few disabled people know about their rights. Most of them think that their right is to beg for alms and those who are thinking that they represent us knows nothing about those issues at all. Mwana asingachemi anofira mumbereko. — 0785 188 446.
The Town Clerk must ensure that the Chikanga payment office has an EcoCash merchant code to facilitate payment and avoid ratepayers losing a dollar as kombi fare to the Civic Centre for such services. — Aloof.
My heartfelt gratitude goes to The Manica Post staff for working tirelessly to give us hot news in 2017. Continue the good work. — Terrence Mwedzi, Mutare.
Dr Made should be made to pay heavily for his greediness. Imagine denying the disabled their right to walk by hiding wheelchairs at his farm? He was sabotaging the economy and should be answerable to that. — Tondo.
With the heavy rains now falling, I want to advice motorists and members of the public not to cross flooded rivers. — Tawanda Mhlanga.
Last week’s headline story made interesting reading. Reclaiming our land was the best we did for ourselves and many generations to come, but to just hold on to hectares of land without producing is so sad. It is with this in mind that we call upon Government to speed up the land audit. Those who cannot use our birth right productively should be shown the exit door. Our economy is agrobased and for it to take off, it has to be oiled by high producing farmers. By being lazy, we allow our detractors to laugh at us. Our land is our economy. — 0777 696 915.
Supermarkets and butcheries should not mix beef and pork in the same fridge. Some of us do not eat pork. Also fish and goat meat should not be put in the same trays. Fish has this funny smell which attracts flies. Detergents should be used to clean butchery floor and trays, not just water. — Worried Consumer.
We are in a new year and thanks to the Lord for the cross over. However, a new year also brings new resolutions. I have a resolution which parents should have, that is take your girl to school. As someone who advocated for children rights last year, it is worrying to note that a lot of girls dropped out of school due to a number of reasons. Primarily poverty in the families. As a society, we should do all we can to keep girls in school. A girl who drops school is likely to be a teenage mother and in most cases she ends up supporting the child alone. Her child will also grow up in poverty. Let us keep them in school. — Touched Parent.
Thank you for the Mutare weather column that you introduced last week. May you return the here and there column. — Adam, Dangamvura.
A country is identified economical, socially and political by a national currency. People are identified by first names and surnames and thus every nation’s currency is its identity. USA dollars are not our own, thus the liquidity crisis we continual have. Let us reintroduce the Zimbabwean dollar. The dollar should came and compete with other currencies on the international market. — Tawanda Mhlanga, Dangamvura.
Parents should monitor their teenage girls. Due to peer pressure many indulge in binge drinking, group parties and wild sex. Some of them are frequenting night-clubs. Our girls are now pleasure seeks, forgetting that there is future for them. — 0777 696 915.
Cde Chinotimba should plough back some of his farming profits to the community around his Chihoza Farm by rehabilitating the road that passes through his property. The previous owner of the farm used to do that. Lead by example Comrade. — Warrior, Daisy Hill.
We need to act swiftly to combat the spread of fall armyworm which destroyed most crops last year. — LovemoreKashawo, Harare.
The agricultural inputs which are being distributed in Tonhorai area of Chiadzwa are being abused by those with political power. Some people are not getting their fertiliser. It is being taken for resale. May the authorities investigate. — Concerned Villager, Soko.
Zimbabwe now has hope in what our President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa preaches. H said no more to corruption, be it in the public or private sector and it is up to us to support the country’s leadership. We should all be peaceful and tolerant to diversity of views and ideas. We say thank you to Cde Mnangagwa for leading by example. As Zimbabweans, we should continue praying for him to remain strong.