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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.

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