chiefs.jpgSenators and traditional leaders have implored Zimbabweans to heed the call by the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe, who called on citizens to play a part in fostering national healing and integration to guarantee sustainable growth.


The senators and chiefs applauded Cde Mugabe for reminding Zimbabweans that the unity and the sense of optimism prevailing in the country under the banner of the inclusive government should be guarded jealously.


President of the Chiefs’ Council, Fortune Charumbira said Zimbabweans should take a cue from Cde Mugabe and emulate his exemplary attitude.
Chief Ephias Muringe from Masvingo noted that the President’s speech was unifying and also demonstrated government’s commitment in advancing women.


Chief Duster Chisunga of Mbire District reiterated Cde Mugabe’s call for local people to benefit from their natural resources, while Chief Mbaimbai Chiduku of Rusape urged civil servants to be patient while government mobilises resources to improve their working conditions.

Zanu-PF senator for Manicaland, Cde Monica Mutsvangwa said the proposed bill to improve road infrastructure will deal with problems of road carnage.


MDC-T senator for Mutare, Mrs Keresencia Chabuka said the idea of a Women’s Development Fund which was allocated US$1 million earmarked for women’s empowerment projects without the need for collateral is commendable. 


23 bills are expected to be discussed during the 3rd Session of the 7th Parliament of Zimbabwe, which was officially opened by President Mugabe on Tuesday.