The Midlands Province is looking forward to sign a twinning memorandum of understanding (MOU) with two provinces, one from China and another from Russia in a move that is expected to direct investments into the province.

The Zanu PF Midlands Province held a Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) in Gweru which was preceded with a moment of silence in honour of the late nationalist, Dr Dumiso Dabengwa who died in Nairobi, Kenya on Thursday.

Delivering a Midlands province state of affairs report to Zanu PF PCC members, the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Cde Larry Mavhima said as part of its investment promotion, the province exhibited for the first time at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair.

He said plans are also underway for the province to host the Midlands investment conference aimed at luring investors into the mineral rich province.

“We are going for a twinning MOU with the Chinese province of Hanan which has similar traits with midlands and another Russian province,” he said.

The resident minister also warned local authorities not to use devolution funds for administrative purposes.

Turning on to the skyrocketing prices of basic commodities, Senator Mavhima said it is high time Zimbabweans pursue consumer resistance.

“Let us complement the government by resisting as consumers as most basic commodities are perishables,” he said.

Zanu PF Midlands Provincial Spokesperson, Cde Cornelius Mupereri said the meeting developmental and also discussed issues of evictions of people settled illegally.

“We held our developmental meeting and we are taking a cue on our president that evictions should be done with a human face,” he said.

The PCC on Development also gave a brief on drought mitigation measures and progress on illegal settler evictions.