OUR main road from Nyanga to Rusape is in a very bad state. The road has many potholes especially from Kanyani up to Brondesbury Hotel. It is just in a very bad state. Please may the responsible authority help us by repairing the road to save lives of travellers. Thank you so much. — Moosa wekwaMaduka, Nyanga.
Last week’s story on the irrigation kit for 32 smallholder irrigation schemes was spot on. Our farmers in these schemes were not harvesting much due to lack of water. With rainfall patterns changing, irrigation remains the only solution. Here in Mutare, we have Cairns, a company which adds value to farm products. Tomatoes being turned into tomato paste and beans into baked beans, that is a market for farm produce. Traders at Sakubva Market are in need of vegetables all year round. Let all support irrigation for all year farming. — Tawanda Mhlanga, Dangamvura.
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education had as many songs to sing on the new curriculum as if it is an achievement when moulds were building up in education like ant-hills in the fields. Children to start Grade One are forced to be separated from their parents as local schools have no vacancies to accommodate them. If it is Government policy that all children should go to school, why is it expensive to pay fees for a Grade One child than university admission fees? This plain corruption has become business for schools and to have these children to undertake interviews as if they are applying for jobs is just torture. You don’t teach what one knows. — Mahuhushe Chauke.
Schools opened this week and we want to urge parents to monitor their children. Those at junior schools should be accompanied to and from school by grown up people. With grass all over, it is not safe to let school children walk alone. In Dangamvura those with pupils who use the Nyamauru Bridge should accompany them because there is a group of boys that targets new shoe schools. — Concerned Parent.
It is interesting to note that the State City of Singapore has the most valued passport. You can visit 159 countries with it without a visa. It also has the best business to do laws, thus attracting high value investments. — 0777 696 915. As the debate on the new curriculum continues, I want to add my views to it. Our new curriculum should be student-centred and not a project to fatten people’s purses. I believe any change should have students’ future in mind. The old academic curriculum was in service for almost a century, the reason being that technology was changing at snail’s pace. Now everything is changing so fast, we should produce an
A-Level graduate who can solve 21st Century problems. The new world needs people with practical skills which are updated regularly. — Tawanda Mhlanga, Dangamvura.
My appeal to ZIFA is that we are still waiting for the much-anticipated annual awards which as public would send sms’s for our soccer great choices — Lovemore Kashawo, Harare.
Some ex-ministers who were looting State resources must continue face stiffer penalties. Many people will agree with me that Government is now taking calls against corruption seriously. We want a functional economy and there is no time to waste. — Terrence Mwedzi.
In this new era of Zimbabwe, we want team work in the education fraternity. Other areas that are ailing should be improved. In the same vain, I think this is critical so that we will be counted globally in terms of education. — 0782 349 346.
It is an open secret that President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa has the nation at heart and should take us to another ultimate victory. Our President’s efforts will be in vain if we lack that sense of maturity as Zimbabweans. It is fact that our economic environment is not friendly, but we should speak with one voice to turn around the country’s economic fortunes. — Patriotic Zimbabwean.
The late Tongogara like the Biblical Moses who was shown the Promised Land, Canaan by God, was told that he would not enter it. With independence beckoning on the horizon, it was a case of so near yet so far. Tongogara knew his enemies, people baying for his blood. He knew the security risk he posed as a liberation commander in a free Zimbabwe. Those whose paths were crossed and feathers raffled made sure he would not make it. — Mole.