The education and health sectors in Insiza North constituency have benefited from governmentâ€™s US$50 thousand Constituency Development Fund, amid calls for local leaders to shun pushing ideological agendas for political gain at the expense of development.Â
Speaking at the handover of goods worth about US$45 000 at Filabusi District Hospital, the Member of the House of Assembly for Insiza North, who is also the Deputy Minister of Public Service, Cde Andrew Langa, encouraged communities to work together to achieve unity of purpose.
Insiza Constituency Senator, who is also the Deputy President of the Senate, Cde Naison Khutshwekhaya Ndlovu, said it is imperative to ensure transparency in the use of the fund, to avoid abuse of the money for political mileage.
The Guest of Honour at the ceremony, Matabeleland South Governor and Resident Minister, Cde Angeline Masuku, said, â€œDespite the fact that the country is reeling under the burden of sanctions, the government has continued to improve the living conditions of the people.â€
The Constituency Development Fund was used to purchase mattresses, blankets and pillows for Filabusi District Hospital and building material for schools.
Among some of the beneficiaries of the fund were councilors, who received bicycles to co-ordinate development activities as well as 30 teachers who were given cellphones and lines.
Soccer and net ball kits were also part of the purchased items.
The occasion also saw the opening of the hospitalâ€™s mortuary with state of the art equipment worth about US$73 thousand, with a capacity to accommodate twelve bodies.
The funds, which came from government, have also seen the completion of the outpatient department.