ZANU-PF Vice-President and Second Secretary, Cde Kembo Mohadi has bemoaned shocking Covid-19 stats in the Midlands Province where 305 people have died in the last three weeks.
Cde Mohadi’s fifth leg of his provincial tours took him to Gweru this Thursday where he met the provincial and district leadership at Zanu-PF Winery Convention Centre.
Speaking after emerging from a closed-door meeting, Cde Mohadi said he learnt with sadness the worrying Covid-19 statistics coming from Midlands Province.
He urged Midlanders and all Zimbabweans to continue observing health guidelines to mitigate against the spread of Covid-19.
“I heard worrying statistics concerning Covid-19 in Midlands Province. There were about 71 fatalities three weeks ago but as we speak we have 305 people who have succumbed to Covid-19. We urge the people to refrain from attending unnecessary gatherings and observe the Covid-19 regulations to mitigate against the spread of the virus,” said Cde Mohadi.
He said he was glad that many people were now willing to receive Covid-19 vaccines as evidenced by the surge in numbers at vaccination centres.
Cde Mohadi said each village across the country has now been affected by Covid-19, adding that the virus is real and, therefore, people needed to be vaccinated.
“I heard that there are some shortages of the vaccines which shows that many people are now willing to be vaccinated. The good thing is that more vaccines are still coming and everyone who wants to be vaccinated will receive the vaccine. The Covid- 19 strain being witnessed in the country is different from the others and the Government is working rigorously on campaigns and sensitising our people to get vaccinated,” said Cde Mohadi.
He said he was happy to note that the Emergency Roads Rehabilitation programme was going on well in the province in both rural and urban areas.
“President Mnangagwa declared a state of national disaster, the roads, and in the Midlands Province roads and bridges are being rehabilitated. Even in urban areas like in the city of Gweru, the roads which were damaged following years of failure to rehabilitate them by the council have been rehabilitated.
“The devolution funds are also being disbursed and there are projects that are being worked on across the province,” said Cde Mohadi.
On the state of affairs of Zanu-PF in the Midlands, Cde Mohadi said he was happy that there is the unity of purpose.
He said the leadership headed by chairman Engineer Mackenzie Ncube was well organised.
Cde Mohadi said he was moving around the country to establish the concerns of the people and how the ruling party can assist.
“This is the fifth leg of my tour of our party structures across all the provinces. We want unity and cohesion in the party Zanu-PF as we walk towards 2023 elections,” said Cde Mohadi.
Cde Mohadi was accompanied by Politburo members who included Cde Douglas Mahiya and acting Youth League deputy secretary Cde Tendai Chirau.