Masvingo Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Dr Paul Chimedza who was recently appointed to serve in that post has been urged to work on uniting the province.
The sentiments were echoed during welcome celebrations held for the minister in Masvingo.
People from across Masvingo Province gathered at the Civic Centre open space to celebrate the appointment of Dr Chimedza.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Walter Mzembi who was the guest of honour at the celebrations urged Dr Chimedza to strive to bring unity in the province.
He also said it is critical for the Minister of State to ensure fair distribution of resources to the people.
The government as well as party officials were also urged to respect the office of the Minister of State as they execute their duties as he was appointed by the President Cde Robert Mugabe.
In his address, Dr Chimedza said he is ready to work with all the people who approach his office.
The Masvingo Minister of State pledged to ensure development in the province.
Dr Chimedza however emphasized that he will not entertain anyone who works against President Mugabe.
The celebrations were also attended by several members of the house of assembly from the province.