I am a uni­fier, Dr Gwaradz­imba

The Manica Post - - Local News - Wim­bainashe Zhakata Post Cor­re­spon­dent

THE Min­is­ter of State for Man­i­ca­land Pro­vin­cial Af­fairs Dr Ellen Gwaradz­imba, said she is a uni­fier and was sent by Pres­i­dent Em­mer­son Mnan­gagwa to bring to­gether all stake­hold­ers in the prov­ince and work to­wards de­vel­op­ment.

She said she would wel­come ev­ery­one re­gard­less of po­lit­i­cal, so­cial and re­li­gious back­ground in is­sues tar­geted at uplift­ing the lives of peo­ple in the prov­ince.

Speak­ing at a wel­come re­cep­tion held for her in Mutare last week, Dr Gwaradz­imba said she was hum­bled by the ges­ture.

At the re­cep­tion, Makoni Ru­ral District Coun­cil chair­per­son Mr Guy Mu­tasa, who was rep­re­sent­ing the As­so­ci­a­tion of Ru­ral District Coun­cils in Man­i­ca­land, pre­sented the min­is­ter with a statue, which he said was a sym­bol of unity.

“Thank you Man­i­ca­land for wel­com­ing me in style. Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa saw it fit to give me the task of work­ing for this prov­ince. I am not a min­is­ter for Zanu-PF only but I rep­re­sent ev­ery­one de­spite their po­lit­i­cal or re­li­gious af­fil­i­a­tion. I am here to make sure that we work to­gether to make Man­i­ca­land great again,” said Dr Gwaradz­imba.

She said she would en­sure that Zanu-PF mem­bers in Man­i­ca­land were united and get rid of un­ruly el­e­ments bent on de­stroy­ing the party.

“As a uni­fier I will not tol­er­ate di­vi­sions. I am here to unify Man­i­ca­land. I am also here to watch those peo­ple who are mis­chievous and plan to di­vide the party. We are say­ing no to con­fu­sion in Man­i­ca­land. Let us walk in a straight path and achieve great­ness in our prov­ince,” she said.

Dr Gwaradz­imba en­cour­aged Zanu-PF mem­bers to ac­com­mo­date those who had lost their ways and moved to other po­lit­i­cal par­ties dur­ing the run up to the July 30 har­monised elec­tions.

“I am giv­ing you an as­sign­ment to go and ac­com­mo­date those who lost their way and moved from Zanu-PF. Wel­come them with both hands and show them the way.

“Talk to them and try to un­der­stand why they left in the first place. We do not want those who push oth­ers away from the party. United we stand and di­vided we fall,” she said.

Dr Gwaradz­imba be­ing pre­sented with a scu­pl­ture curved by Mr Guy Mu­tasa.

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