Government is leaving no stone unturned in restoring the dignity of former freedom fighters.
Defence and War Veterans’ Affairs Minister Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri said new dispensation is making a number of interventions that include pension review and sustainable projects to improve war veterans’ livelihoods.
“In the old dispensation we were humiliated treated like we did not matter but we are glad that we came together and restored our legacy. The new dispensation is now there to restore the dignity of war veterans. We want to thank the President for giving us a department that will look into the affairs of the war veterans. At the moment we have 8 farms meant for projects, we were also given mines and we also have a conservancy for tourism,” she said.
Manicaland Minister of State Dr Ellen Gwaradzimba added that war veterans are the custodians of the revolution hence the need to take care of their welfare.
“So far we have witnessed a lot that shows that the second republic has war veterans at heart. In the past it seems like we were forgotten but we see that things are changing,” she said.
The latest efforts to improve the livelihoods of war veterans come at a time when the second republic is implementing policies to improve the livelihoods of ordinary citizens.