Day: April 14, 2018

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Tendai Biti Rocks Makoni West As MDC Alliance Rural Outreach Intensifies

Tendai Biti Rocks Makoni West As MDC Alliance Rural Outreach Intensifies

MDC Principal Tendai Biti left the people of Makoni West invigorated when he delivered a thunderous speech that focused on what an MDC Alliance government would mean for a new Zimbabwe. Biti was dispatched to Matsika Rural Service Center  , Makoni West in Manicaland to deliver an assurance to the people that the Alliance was the best alternative for a prosperous Zimbabwe.

People thronged the usually sleepy area as early as  8am. They were coming as far off as Chigora, Dumba, Chidamunyu just to hear the message of change. Many still have vivid memories of the rally by Dr Morgan Tsvangirai at this very place in 2015. The meeting started by a minute of silence in remembrance of the iconic leader.

Tendai Biti then took to the podium to address issues related to fear. He pointed out the scars that people carried because of the reign of terror that was perpetrated by the likes of Didymus Mutasa in this constituency. He thanked people for being strong and persistent against all odds. He then implored people to pull stronger as the finishing line is now in sight.

Biti touched on the issues of the economy, speaking about MDC Allaince’s plans to revamp the economy which include increasing domestic production while re-integrating the country with the global economy. He talked about investor confidence and how money follows good governance. For the people of Makoni he spoke about how a boisterous economy means more opportunity for Jobs, more markets for produce and higher income from sales. He spoke about the need to improve roads,  postal and telecommunications services so that Zimbabweans can begin to do more businesses amongst themselves.

People interviewed at the rally expressed hope and optimism but most fear that the history of rigging and manipulation might happen again.

Part of the crowd at Chitsika

Mt Darwin Warms Up To The MDC Alliance As Mpariwa Waters The Seeds Of Change

Mt Darwin Warms Up To The MDC Alliance As Mpariwa Waters The Seeds Of Change

MDC Deputy Secretary General Pauline Mpariwa today led a delegation to Mount Darwin in Mashonaland Central.  This is another area that has witnessed high cases of intimidation and violence against opposition supporters. In this foray the Mpariwa delegation had one objective – to assure people that the Alliance has their best interest at heart and is at hand to represent them in good and bad times.

People began trickling to the venue just before 10am, many from the surrounding rural areas. Fear is still a major factor as most people who were at the rally spoke about how much caution they had to exercise before attending. There is still major uncertainty over the motives of the currently government. Some think it is just the calm before the storm. They still remember the violence of 2008.

Madam Mpariwa then addressed the gathering and touched on a number of policy issues that would have a direct bearing on the people of Mt Darwin. She spoke about the state of Education in the district. She noted the miserable state of schools in Kaitano, Chiwande ,Mukumbura, Katarira and Chisecha which have on average just 3 trained teachers. She spoke about how MDC would revamp the prestige of the education system in Zimbabwe by training, equipping and remunerating teachers well while revamping the school infrastructure.

Healthcare is another major issue in the area as most of the Rural clinics are understaffed. She listened to harrowing stories of neglect by the central government. Kamutsenzere Clinic , Mutasa Clinic , Nembire Clinic, Dotito RHC Clinic , Pachanza Clinic are all understaffed and sometimes go for months without essential medicines. She then assured the people that MDC government will not only seek to improve the clinics but that everything also depended on how the party would handle the economy.

She spoke about how it is necessary to revamp the road networks so that villagers can quickly get their produce to market. A good economy would also help people access capital for their projects which she said MDC will have a keen interest in establishing economic zones and assisting Small Scale Entrepreneurs to develop and grow.

She ended by encouraging people to be vigilant and register to vote.

Jacob Ngarivhume Shakes The Ground At Magunje Growth Point

Jacob Ngarivhume Shakes The Ground At Magunje Growth Point

Jacob Ngarivhume today led the campaign in the deep parts of Mashonaland West in areas that previously were considered no-go-areas for the opposition. People trickled in from Magunje and surrounding areas to witness for themselves the progression of the change project.

The atmosphere was electric, the mood on-point and the enthusiasm was roof-shattering. Those whom we interviewed were pointing out that this was the first time they have had to come out and attend a rally without the fear of being beaten or teargassed.

There was group of first-time voters who had time to meet with Mr Ngarivhume and spoke about their hopes and wishes.

Top on their wish-list was Jobs. There is high unemployment in Mashonaland West just like all the other parts of the country. Mr Ngarivhume then addressed them pointing to the policies that MDC Alliance will pursue to get Zimbabwe working again.

He spoke about fixing the land tenure issues so that people could begin to access lines of capital and get the land producing for the country with some semblance of certainty.

He also talked about MDC’s intention to rehabilitate and improve the transport systems so that markets can be opened for Magunje, Karoi and other parts of the country. People should be able to sell anywhere in the country conveniently and timely.