An aspiring candidate for Binga North Cde Kudakwshe Munsaka has outlined his vision for the constituency which he feels could transform his home area into an economic hub of the province if relevant strategies are crafted and complimented with adequate investment.
It is only a matter of hours before the hotly contested Zanu PF primary elections are held nationwide and aspiring candidates are hardly available as they are busy doing last minute campaigns.
In Binga North there are seven aspiring candidates all contesting for the parliamentary seat and among those is Cde Munsaka, whose vision is based on a tripartite development strategy.
The strategy is divided into economic, social and infrastructure development clusters.
Cde Munsaka said the economic resources such as fisheries, wildlife and coal mines should be boosted to support infrastructure and social development, thus creating employment for locals and transforming the constituency into an economic hub.
“We’ve got the Zambezi river here, the fourth longest river in Africa and we have matemba. Why can’t we have the processing and packaging of matemba here? Why don’t we have tinned fish from Binga so that we can maximise value addition which has been emphasized by ZIM ASSET,” he explained.
The 33 year old aspiring candidate is currently negotiating a deal with investors to establish a sugar cane plantation to facilitate the production of sugar, but the greater vision is to create industrial linkages within the constituency.
“We are working flat in and flat out with all the young people and women to say enough is enough. We want real and tangible development, we want employment creation, we are tired of young people leaving this place to seek for greener pastures more than Binga’s green whilst we’ve got our own resources,” added Cde Munsaka.
Cde Munsaka has among other things created the Siabuwa Development Trust to spearhead development and employed more than 80 people from the local community.
He has also facilitated financing of youth projects worth $2 000 with assistance from the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe as well as the training of 250 youths in entrepreneurship.