Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga says the current administration’s thrust of re-engagement has started transforming the country’s economic fortunes.
Addressing thousands of Zanu PF supporters in Gwanzura Stadium in Highfield, Harare this afternoon, Dr Chiwenga assured Highfield and Glen Norah residents that the government is aware of challenges they are facing that include non-issuance of title deeds to tenants, impassible roads and water shortages, among others.
The Vice President warned the electorate not be hoodwinked by fly by night political parties that have nothing to offer the people, urging them to vote for Zanu PF come the 30th of July.
He said it was Highfield that gave birth to nationalism and then witnessed the transformation of Zanu PF as Zimbabweans converged at the Zimbabwe grounds in support of operation restore legacy last year.
“Highfield is known as the bedrock of nationalism, our founding fathers hailed from Highfield and we don’t want them to turn in their graves. The history of our liberation struggle and the role played by nationalists from Highfield must be documented,” he said.
Vice President Chiwenga said President Mnangagwa’s administration is building a new Zimbabwe by retooling the country’s industries and creating jobs.
He also said the government has already scrapped maternal and hospital user fees for senior citizens over 65 years and children under 5, adding that school going children and orphans who are failing to pay fees must be assisted under the beam project.
After the launch of the women and youth empowerment banks recently, women and youths can now access loans but called on beneficiaries to ensure that they pay back the loans, said Vice President Chiwenga.
He also said pension payouts and percentages being charged for Ecocash withdrawals will be addressed.
Zimbabweans go to the polls in two weeks time and Vice President Chiwenga called on the electorate to give the ruling party a fresh mandate so that it implements its transformation vision for the country.
He said this year’s election must be different from all other elections ever held in this country after President Mnangagwa promised a peaceful, free and fair election.
The rally was attended by thousands of Highfield and Glen Norah residents despite the chilly weather.