Chiefs backing vision 2030

By Josephine Mugiyo

THE country’s traditional leaders’ have thrown their weight behind vision 2030 which seeks to improve livelihoods and ensure no one is left behind in the development agenda.

Traditional leaders from across the country met President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare this Friday, with various issues, including economic development and social cohesion taking centre stage.

The President of the Chiefs Council, Chief Fortune Charumbira says traditional leaders are on board and working with the government as it spearheads programmes to change people’s lives for the better.

Chief Charumbira said President Mnangagwa is an icon of unity and also exalted the government’s Pfumvudza/Intwasa programme which has been instrumental in ensuring food security while other traditional leaders spoke on the importance of unity of purpose in pursuit of economic development.

Meanwhile, Vice President General Retired Dr Constantino Chiwenga had no kind words for traditional leaders who disrespect the country’s leadership.

“What we saw a few days ago is never done in Munhumutapa kingdom. Are we all hearing this? That is done by those vamwa mutoriro(under the influence of drugs). We have one Mumhumutapa leader. What was done by Chief Murinye is going to be investigated. Let’s all be disciplined. I thought I must thank the great Munhumutapa as long as I live,” he said.

Traditional leaders remain an integral part of the development agenda while also serving as a moral compass for society.