By Jerold Sasa
The Zimbabwe Defence Forces continues to transform lives in various communities across the country, with the people of Nenguo in Mashonaland East province now boasting of a clinic of their own.
What started as a dream for Chakadini Secondary School Old Students Association finally came to reality after the completion of Chakadini Clinic in Ward 10 of Marondera Rural District Council.
The clinic was built by the Zimbabwe National Army in partnership with the community and the local authority.
Villagers who spoke to ZBC News at the handover of the clinic to the community during the ZDF Community Assistance Week are grateful to the Zimbabwe National army for making their dream come true.
“We have been travelling long distances to seek medical services and we are happy our clinic is now complete,” a villager said.
“Days of walking long distances are now a thing of the past, so we want this facility opened so that we access services,” another said.
Said another, “We thank President Mnangagwa for the devolution initiative which has brought development to the people.”
The ZDF pledged to continue working with communities to transform lives.
Major General Kasirayi Tazira noted, “We want to foster cordial civilian military relations as part of our social responsibility so that our people have access to social services.”
The ZDF’s developmental projects resonate with the Second Republic’s mantra of leaving no one and no place behind.
The Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution for Mashonaland East, Senator Aplonia Munzverengwi said, “The partnership the ZDF has had with our various institutions has made it possible for our province to complete some outstanding projects which had taken long to complete.”
Government also availed ZW$47 million through devolution to ensure the completion of the project which started in 2017.
In a related development, the ZDF has handed over two classroom blocks at Mandoga Primary School in Marondera East whose construction started two years ago.
The classroom blocks were handed over to Mashonaland East Minister of State for Provincial affairs and devolution, Senator Aplonia Munzverengwi by Brigadier General Cephas Gurira.