Churches to em­power pas­tors

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Se­nior Re­porter

THE Zim­babwe Amal­ga­mated Churches Coun­cil (ZACC) yes­ter­day said it will take ad­van­tage of Gov­ern­ment’s Tran­si­tional Sta­bil­i­sa­tion Pro­gramme to em­power its mem­bers, mostly pas­tors across the coun­try by help­ing them ac­quire res­i­den­tial stands and to be mo­bile.

In an in­ter­view yes­ter­day ZACC pa­tron Mr Ji­mayi Mudu­vuri said the church or­gan­i­sa­tion will pool re­sources and ex­plore ways to help its mem­bers.

“We are ex­cited by the Tran­si­tional Sta­bil­i­sa­tion Pro­gramme an­nounced by the Gov­ern­ment, and in par­tic­u­lar what Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa said yes­ter­day (Wed­nes­day) that the Sec­ond Repub­lic will main­tain the multi-cur­rency sys­tem. We need to help our mem­bers to have res­i­den­tial stands and ve­hi­cles.

“We will ob­vi­ously ne­go­ti­ate for some fa­cil­i­ties with our part­ners,” said Mr Mudu­vuri.

Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa an­nounced that the multi-cur­rency regime will re­main, while Fi­nance and Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Pro­fes­sor Mthuli Ncube an­nounced that Gov­ern­ment had se­cured a loan from Afrex­im­bank to guar­an­tee the 1:1 con­vert­ibil­ity value of Real Time Gross Set­tle­ment (RTGS) bal­ances into the United States dol­lar and avail­abil­ity of the green­back for Nos­tro for­eign cur­rency ac­counts.

“These poli­cies are pro­gres­sive. We have to fully utilise them for the ben­e­fit of our mem­bers who are dot­ted across the coun­try so that they fo­cus more on spread­ing the Word of God with­out think­ing of how they would be mo­bile among other re­quire­ments.

“We will have to pool re­sources, but that will have to be done in a trans­par­ent man­ner. I am aware that a pre­vi­ous scheme that they mooted be­fore I be­came their pa­tron was not prop­erly han­dled,” said Mr Mudu­vuri.

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