Munyaradzi Musiiwa, Midlands Correspondent
THE ruling Zanu-PF has urged its elected members for the National Assembly to hit the ground running and complement President Mnangagwa’s efforts in transforming the economy as well as uplifting the livelihoods of the people in their respective constituencies.
Zanu-PF Midlands Provincial chairperson Engineer Daniel Mackenzie Ncube said people in Zimbabwe were looking for a tangible and real transformation, therefore, it was incumbent upon the elected Members of Parliament to ensure that was achieved. Eng Ncube said elected members should not take the electorate for granted but to fulfil the promises they made during the campaigns in the run up to last week’s elections.
“As announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), in the Midlands Province, Zanu-PF got 22 Parliamentary seats out of 28 constituencies. I want to say to our MPs who were entrusted by the people to be their representatives in Parliament, they should work hard and hit the ground running.
They should not take the people for granted. Our emphasis is on delivery, not promises as enunciated by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. People want real change which is tangible and this can only be achieved if our MPs work hard and in the same rhythm with our President,” he said.
Zanu-PF MP elect for Gokwe Kana Cde Owen Ncube said the party should also give its elected Members of Parliament 100 day targets to complete the projects they initiated during the campaigns. Cde Ncube said unlike other political parties, Zanu-PF was not promising but was delivering on the ground.
“As Zanu-PF, we are implementers. In my case I have constructed seven clinics in the constituency where I come from. We have supplied roofing material for four clinics. I have also put an information centre there which I expect to be completed next month. We are just waiting for the installation of equipment. In terms of transport, we have liaised with transport companies to allocate buses in those routes.
“We did a lot including irrigation schemes. Our party needs to duplicate what the new dispensation did. We need to give our elected MPs 100 day targets. This will enable the party to monitor how an MP would have performed within the first 100 days.
It will help in assessing if the determination of MP resonate the President’s vision to make this country a middle income economy,” he said.