By Staff Reporter
President Mnangagwa yesterday urged the Zanu PF party to deliver a quality service to the people so that it can bring relief to those who have suffered years of poor service delivery at the hands of opposition led councils.
Addressing a Politburo meeting yesterday in Harare, the President said the opposition must be voted from local authorities as they have run-down urban councils much to the suffering of the people.
“It has become obvious to all our people that the opposition led councils have failed to deliver services to the people. We must vote them out of these councils. Our people have suffered long enough and we must deliver a better quality of services. Government has made bold and decisive decisions. In this regard, a Joint Ministerial Taskforce chaired by Vice President Chiwenga is seized with the unlawful settlements, inclusive of settlements on wetlands, so that we bring relief to the people as soon as possible,” said the President.
The President urged the ZANU PF leadership to work for the betterment of people’s lives saying that the majority of the citizens are now acknowledging the good policies being implemented by the Party as well as Government.
“An increasing number of people across the socio economic and political divide are acknowledging the apparent good policies and interventions by our Party and Government .Many have begun to see that ZANU PF policies in the 2nd Republic are sustainable and in the interest of the long term good for all citizens,” said President Mnangagwa.
The President said ZANU PF should demonstrate that it is a party of the future and a people’s party which is committed to achieving prosperity and a better quality life for the people through a consistent culture of hard work, transparency, accountability and stronger institutions.
With the opposition out of depth on the service delivery front, the President said the onus was on the ruling party structures, particularly, the Women’s League, veterans of the liberation struggle and Youth League to move with great speed to ensure full participation of their members in the development agenda.
“It is my expectation that the party leaders raise their political consciousness first and foremost, so that they can serve the people more effectively. We must remain with the people, like fish in water. This principle must guide the entire party. We do not organise the party in the media, and such tendencies should stop. The party leadership must remain alert to the fact that the character and ethos of our party is rooted on the principle of unity, peace, servant leadership and development. As leaders we must always act in the interests of the people of our country and strive for their development and prosperity.
“In all that we do, let us remain focused towards a resounding victory in the 2023 elections and reclaim dominance in all the country’s provinces, including in urban areas,” said the President.
There has been growing chaos in the opposition led councils with ratepayers accusing the council of poor service delivery.
In Harare, reports of land barons working together with council officials to fleece people of their hard earned money, were rampant. However, ZANU PF has already issued a statement saying that all land barons who duped home seekers should be thrown behind bars and Government should provide alternative land to all those who were duped.