Pamela Shumba / Leonard Ncube, columnists
ZANU-PF National President Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri and the National Coordinating Committee yesterday met with provincial leaders in Esigodini in preparation for the party’s 17th National People’s Conference.
The conference will be held at Mzingwane High School, Esigodini, South Matabeleland from December 10-15.
Speaking after the meeting and while visiting the venue, Cde Muchinguri-Kashiri said she was impressed with the work done so far to improve the school facilities.
“We’re counting down the days until the big event and we’re here to assess the progress on the pitch. I must say I am impressed.
“People worked around the clock and the work is amazing. We hope that by Sunday most of the work will be completed. We come back on Sunday for another assessment before the arrival of the delegates, ”Cde Muchinguri-Kashiri said.
She said the party had invested heavily in raising the dilapidated Mzingwane High School.
Cde Muchinguri-Kashiri said the water and sanitation issues had been resolved to prevent a cholera epidemic.
“We discourage people from bringing cooked food to avoid disasters. This is why we have invited the provincial leaders to ensure that all party members respect the rules and regulations that we have established.
“Adequate arrangements have been made to ensure that potable water will be available throughout the conference. We were also assured that the toilets, which are in a deplorable condition, will be refurbished before the start of the conference.
“Our environmental service has also set up around 100 monitors who collect waste to ensure that the environment is clean at all times,” Cde Muchinguri-Kashiri said.
She urged the national coordinating committee to give local businessmen the opportunity to provide services and products to benefit from hosting the conference.
Meanwhile, Zanu-PF supporters in North Matabeleland have decided to support President Mnangagwa for another term in the upcoming harmonized elections in 2023 to complete the development projects he has launched.
The party yesterday held an interdistrict provincial meeting at its provincial offices in Lupane, where a number of resolutions were taken ahead of the 17th Annual National People’s Conference.
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