Development comes from grassroots: Minister Mthuli Ncube

By ZBC Reporter
RESIDENTS of Matabeleland North province have been challenged to take an active part in shaping their destiny by coming up with projects that can work alongside government initiatives.
Government has in the short space of time rolled out and financed a number of projects aimed at improving the lives of residents of Matabeleland North.
As part of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s initiated programme for Ministers to be in touch with citizens, Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube was in Lupane this Friday where he took the opportunity to explain various government initiatives in the area.
Professor Ncube assured residents that their concerns were being heard and government was putting measures to ensure their plight is addressed.
Professor Ncube who had earlier on toured the Lupane Hospital site, whose construction has finally started as well as the Lupane State University, called upon the residents to also set up their own projects that can complement government efforts.
“My message was that development just doesn’t come from central government, doesn’t come from me, it also comes from them the people, that is the strong message on devolution, that they need to come up with their own projects that create jobs that improve their own lives,” said Minister Ncube.

Minister of State for Matabeleland North, Honourable Richard Moyo, expressed his province’s gratitude at the visit by Minister Ncube and highlighted that he was confident of enhanced development in the province.
Matabeleland North boasts of a number of natural resources such as methane gas, timber, wildlife and gold, among others, which can turn it into a rich province if different projects being rolled out and those at planning stage are a success.