vp j.l. nkomo.jpgVice President John Landa Nkomo says he is concerned with the slow pace that is being taken in the disbursement of funds to distressed companies in Bulawayo.

Officially opening the Zanu PF Regional Meeting at Elangeni Training Centre in Bulawayo on Sunday, Cde Nkomo expressed concern with the current state of affairs where 87 affected companies have not received funding.

He said the Cabinet Taskforce, which was set up last year, made recommendations that were approved by Cabinet, adding that these must be implemented in full.

Cde Nkomo said the current impasse which was caused by stringent measures by CABS bank, which is the disbursing agent of the fund, must be addressed to allow easy access to the fund.

He also spoke strongly against politicking on the fund as this was affecting revival of industries in Bulawayo.

On the political front, Cde Nkomo reminded Zanu PF leaders of the impeding general elections that are set for this year.

He said Zanu PF has enough arsenal to emerge victorious in the forthcoming polls.

Cde Nkomo further challenged the party leaders to activate all its systems and campaign vigorously to have a positive result.