Govt commits to food provision in vulnerable communities

By ZBC Reporter
GOVERNMENT says it is committed to food provision especially to vulnerable communities. Addressing Zanu PF party supporters at a campaign rally ahead of Saturday’s Chimanimani rural Ward 16 council by-election, Zanu PF Senator and Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs, Dr Ellen Gwaradzimba said the government is continuing with the importation of grain and other food provision programmes across the country especially now when the country is faced with food insecurities.
“Our listening President has always maintained that no one will die of hunger. Government has budgeted for grain importation and our Social Welfare department is distributing food to all communities affected,” said Dr Gwaradzimba.
Dr Gwaradzimba also took the platform to inform the Chimanimani community on devolution and challenged them to come up with development master-plans that influence positive change in their respective communities.
“The new dispensation has ushered in the devolution agenda that empowers provinces to drive their own developmental agenda. I have ordered all the constituencies to come up with developmental master plans that will be enclosed in our Provincial blueprint. We also need to ensure at village level we play our part by developing what we can,” she said.
Meanwhile, Chimanimani East legislator, Honourable Joshua Sacco expressed confidence of victory for the party in Saturday’s by-election and encouraged party members to check their voter registration.
“Without doubt we will win the election so that we’ll continue with the development agenda,” said Sacco. Meanwhile, preparations for the by-election are now at an advanced stage with the Zimbabwe Elections Commission (ZEC) having already deployed election agencies at all the selected polling stations.