Elected officials have been called on to stick to promises made during campaigns to retain the trust of the electorate.

The Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) report launch on Zimbabweans preparedness for the 2018 election in Mutare revealed that most people are worried about delivery on promises made by politicians.

ZCC advocacy and governance assistant officer, Mr Rugare Kozanai said despite this there is a general zeal by Zimbabweans to cast their ballot in the July 30th polls.

“Most Zimbabweans are worried about the promises that were made by election candidates. They want delivery on the promises that were made to them. There is also a general agreement that people are worried,” he said.

The message to the churches from Manicaland Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Cde Monica Mutsvangwa was for the church to amplify the message of peaceful nation building ahead of the elections.

“The 2018 election will be peaceful, transparent and very fair. Stakeholders must preserve the will of the people. The church must pray, preach peace and tolerance ahead of the elections,” she said.

The report by the ZCC also noted that most Zimbabweans are optimistic that the June 30 elections will be free and fair.

The ZCC seeks to bring together churches and Christian organisations for joint action, particularly to adopt a united and common response to the political and socio-economic challenges.