Kwekwe — The key issue for MDC as a party is on how to reshape the country's economic destiny by creating a nation which can respond to the expectations of the people which are; jobs, attracting direct investment, economic growth and development.
This was said by Hon. Settlement Chikwinya, the Mbizo MP while addressing a capacity crowd at Musimbe Business Centre at the weekend. "The policies put in place by the MDC reflect business confidence, lure more investors to the country and restore basic service delivery," said Hon. Chikwinya referring to the recently MDC economic blue print Juice, which will boost and turn around the country's economy.
He said it was sad to note that in the Midlands province there were a number of big companies that employed thousands of people but had collapsed due to Zanu PF's mishandling of the economy which led to rampant corruption.
"In Kwekwe we have Zisco, Sable, Zimasco; companies well known for feeding other industries countrywide but now are shut down because of corrupt Zanu PF individuals who lack the understanding of running a nation. Their failure to manufacture has destroyed the whole nation leaving thousands of workers jobless and families suffering," Hon. Chikwinya said.
Hon. Chikwinya castigated the Zanu PF indigenisation policy that only served to enrich few political leaders in Zanu PF while the policy chased away investors in the country. "The majority of the population in Zimbabwe is struggling to earn a decent living and street children have mushroomed because they are jobless though they received good education.
"Citizens of Zimbabwe deserve a right to a stable economy which can provide adequate food and service at the cost which is affordable to all, said Hon. Chikwinya.
Midlands North provincial secretary for science and technology in the Women's Assembly, Mai Anna Charuka strongly condemned the increase in politically motivated human rights violations by Zanu PF and State agents as the talk of holding elections gathered momentum. "It's a long walk to freedom but I urge the people of Zimbabwe to remain steadfast. It's a final race and never loose hope. Usarase chirongo wasvika," she said.
The Mbizo district Youth Assembly chairperson, Searchmore Muringani urged the youths to go and register to vote. "It's pointless to attend rallies in numbers if we are not registered voters," he said.