President Mnangagwa has bemoaned the deterioration of opposition led councils saying it was time for the ruling Party to take charge of all councils.
Addressing multitudes of people at Shamva Country Club today after participating in a clean-up exercise at Wadzanai Bus Terminus, Wadzanai Suburb and along the Harare –Shamva highway, President Mnangagwa said never again will the opposition be allowed to run our councils.
“Harare ichiri Salisbury yaimbova one of the cleanest cities asi ikozvino nevakomana nevasikana vanga vachiichengeta kwe the last 20 years, ve MDC,yabva yangosviba sezita racho. Saka rwendo rwuno tati tokubvisai kuchipinda shasha dzeZANU PF. Nokuti kana kanzuru isiri yeZANU PF vanotaura nani. Kungotenderera vachingotenderera pakati pavo pachishaya mutongi, vachishaya zvekukumbira. Zvino tati no, hatingaregeri makanzuru edu ne ma city council edu achiramba arimumaoko evana ava.Tomatora,”said the President.
The President urged the people to embrace cleanliness and said a smart environment is a necessity for the achievement of Vision 2030 of an upper middle income economy.
At the same rally, the President said that the land reform was an irreversible event and land will remain in the hands of the citizens.
“Ivhu hatifi takaridzorera kuvarungu, richaramba riri renyu. Ndimi varungu vacho. Ivhu richaramba riri redu narini narini,” said the President.
The President also took time to parade his youthful ministers who included Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister, Kazembe Kazembe, Energy and Power Development Minister Zhemu Soda, Environment, Climate Change, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu and Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Resettlement deputy Minister Douglas Karoro. He said he has deployed the youthful ministers to fulfil the aspirations of the New Dispensation in their respective ministries.
President Mnangagwa also commissioned three classroom blocks at Shamva Low Density Village Primary School. He also took the opportunity to commission a refuse compactor vehicle which was bought using the devolution funds. He vowed that the devolution funds will continue to be channelled to local authorities in order for them to develop their respective areas.
Today’s clean-up campaign was also carried out across the country as part of the Government’s effort to build a sustainable environment management and waste disposal culture as envisaged in the National Development Strategy one.