Vote ED for eco­nomic turn­around: VP Chi­wenga

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Mun­yaradzi Musi­iwa and Free­dom Mu­panedemo

ZIMBABWEANS must vote for Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa in the forth­com­ing har­monised elec­tions as he is the only one with ca­pac­ity to turn­around the econ­omy through clean­ing the mess cre­ated by his pre­de­ces­sor, Mr Robert Mu­gabe, Vice Pres­i­dent Gen­eral Con­stantino Chi­wenga (Re­tired), has said.

Ad­dress­ing mourn­ers at the burial of Sekuru Phineas Tag­wirei, fa­ther to Sakunda En­ergy Hold­ings di­rec­tor Mr Ku­dak­washe Tag­wirei in Shurugwi yes­ter­day, VP Chi­wenga said Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa had scored big in a short pe­riod of time.

He said the coun­try was left in a deep mess by the pre­vi­ous ad­min­is­tra­tion.

VP Chi­wenga said Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa was de­ter­mined to trans­form the coun­try by turn­ing around the econ­omy.

“Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa is the First Sec­re­tary of Zanu-PF and he is also the party’s Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date for the forth­com­ing har­monised elec­tions.

“Tese tirikuona madambu­tanana anga ari mun­yika muno zvaiti­tadzisa ku­gara zvakanaka. Mwana wenyu uyu Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa mu­tam­birei mu­mu­vhotere agogadzira nyika Zim­babwe igoyen­der­era mberi.

“I im­plore you to vote for him so that our party, a God-given party Zanu-PF, will re­main in power,” he said.

VP Chi­wenga said Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa had proved his ca­pa­bil­i­ties after suc­cess­fully stew­ard­ing Com­mand Agri­cul­ture pro­gramme, which played a sig­nif­i­cant role in avert­ing hunger and en­sur­ing food se­cu­rity in the coun­try.

“We all know that the coun­try was grap­pling with peren­nial droughts and hunger. As lead­er­ship we set down and de­vised a plan to avert hunger and en­sure food se­cu­rity in the coun­try. We came up with the Com­mand Agri­cul­ture pro­gramme and was su­per­in­tended by Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa when he was still the Vice Pres­i­dent.

He was, how­ever not alone, he was as­sisted by Mr Tag­wirei of Sakunda and Agri­cul­ture, Land and Ru­ral Re­set­tle­ment Min­is­ter, Air Chief Mar­shal (re­tired) Per­rance Shiri.

“We all came to­gether, the mil­i­tary and the busi­ness com­mu­nity to en­sure that the pro­gramme was suc­cess­ful. That is why Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa is here to mourn with you be­cause Mr Tag­wirei is hard work­ing and has made sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to­wards re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion of the agri­cul­tural sec­tor,” he said.

VP Chi­wenga com­mended Mr Tag­wirei for com­ple­ment­ing Gov­ern­ment ef­forts to avert hunger and en­sure food se­cu­rity at house­hold level through his un­wa­ver­ing sup­port for the Com­mand Agri­cul­ture Pro­gramme.

Speak­ing at the same gather­ing, Mr Tag­wirei said it was in­cum­bent upon ev­ery Zim­bab­wean ci­ti­zen to re­build the coun­try’s econ­omy.

Mr Tag­wirei said the cor­po­rate world should com­ple­ment Gov­ern­ment ef­forts in turn­ing around the econ­omy.

He said Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa was a hard work­ing man who had proven his ca­pa­bil­i­ties to re­build the econ­omy.

“As cit­i­zens we are all bricks build­ing the house called Zim­babwe. Ev­ery Zim­bab­wean has a role to play in this jour­ney. Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa is the cor­ner­stone upon which the strength of the struc­ture rests,” he said.

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