President Emmerson Mnangagwa has hailed the Communist Party of China for the manner in which it moulds dependable and loyal cadres for its government and party leadership.
President Mnangagwa was speaking to the Head of the Communist party of China Ideological School in Beijing China today.
The President said ideological training instills a sense of belonging and loyalty to one’s political party compared to mass party Zanu PF where ideological training has not been mandatory and some leaders in party and government do not move in the same direction with party policies.
Cde Mnangagwa said it is high time party ideological training becomes mandatory for government and party leadership.
He said ideological training instills a culture of commitment and dependability, provides a firm grounding for party members and gives a clear understanding of the party history and vision for the future.
Cde Mnangagwa instructed Zanu PF National Chairman Cde Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri to start organising such exchanges between the two friendly political parties to mould leaders.
At the end of the meeting, President Mnangagwa presented the school with an artifact depicting the Zimbabwe ruins.
Cde Muchinguri Kashiri who is part of President Mnangagwa’s delegation concurred with the President that some who took part in the liberation struggle received ideological training but they need refresher courses.
The party school has a museum and history of the developments and evolution of the Communist Party of China’s ideology for the 85 years of its existence.
At the second stop of his tours in Beijing this Wednesday, President Mnangagwa spent some time at the mobile communications Huawei headquarters where he was told of the plans that the company has to transform Zimbabwe into an e-society by 2020.
He had an opportunity to experience some of the products that Huawei produces such as tele-conferencing applications when he got in touch with home while away in Beijing through the facility.
After the demonstrations, he witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between ICT and Cyber Security Minister Cde minister Supa Mandiwanzira and the company’s management in Beijing.
The Presidential Scholarship Fund was given a donation of US$300 000 from Huawei.