By Josephine Mugiyo Diplomatic Correspondent
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has handed over buses to the country’s uniformed forces, in a move which is expected to improve the operations of the security forces
The country’s uniformed forces are key in safeguarding peace and security hence capacitating them to efficiently carry out their duties is government’s priority.
As the President handed over the buses to the security forces at State House in Harare this Thursday, he highlighted that more buses will be delivered in the next three months .
“We should be able to have another batch in October, another one in November and then another one in December. That should improve your situation,” said the President.
Defence and War Veterans Affairs Minister, Cde Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri expressed gratitude to the President for prioritising the needs of the security forces.
She also highlighted that government is addressing the issue of accommodation for members of the defence forces, noting that new barracks will be built in Manicaland and Plumtree.
“This is the first shot and the President has assured us that he will reserve more buses. Over and above the accommodation component which HE has started addressing in quite a no of areas, we will be building barracks,” said the minister.
The handover ceremony was attended by service chiefs and government officials.