Mnangagwa says no to tribalism, regionalism

The government will step up direct support to farmers through various programs during the 2022/2023 summer agricultural season to boost improved grain production and ensure national food self-sufficiency, President Mnangagwa said.

In his closing speech at the inaugural conference of the Zanu-PF War Veterans League in Harare yesterday, the President said this year’s record production of winter wheat was testimony to the effectiveness of government support initiatives aimed at to stimulate production. He urged farmers to prepare for a historic summer harvest season and work hard to get a bumper crop.

“I commend our farmers and various stakeholders for the success of the 2022 winter wheat program, which allowed us to exceed the targets set. This hard work has enabled our country to achieve self-sufficiency in wheat. we are entering the 2022/2023 summer agricultural season, I challenge you to mobilize all of our communities to participate in the Pfumvudza/Intwasa program, among other programs.Together in unity and through hard and honest work, let us save yet another bumper crop for the upcoming 2022/2023 summer agricultural season. Our ZANU PF Government will continue to support our farmers.”

President Mnangagwa, who is also first secretary of ZANU PF, said the country can only achieve prosperity and sustainable development when its citizens are united, peaceful and live in harmony. Peaceful coexistence ahead of next year’s harmonized elections, the president said, was key to bolstering the country’s embryonic development trajectory ushered in by the Second Republic. He rallied the party and the nation to continue jealously safeguarding “lasting peace, unity and stability in our country.”

He added: “As we move closer to holding a harmonized general election, let us all ensure that our people say no to violence, no to hate speech and no to denigration of our beloved homeland, Zimbabwe. .

“Let us also reject regionalism and tribalism, among other social ills that divide us. First and foremost, we are Zimbabweans, we are a diverse but unique people.”

Zimbabwe remains a unitary state and an indivisible sovereign nation, he said.

“From Zambezi to Limpopo, from Plumtree to Mutare, we all sing a national anthem and fly a national flag.

“No person, organization or amount of challenge should ever be allowed to divide us.”

President Mnangagwa described the newly formed Veterans League as the missing and final piece of the party. I commend the party, ZANU PF, and structures in all provinces and districts that facilitated this remarkable milestone. As veterans, you were the missing piece in our party architecture. Now that the league has been properly constituted, we are complete with the main wing, the women’s league and the youth league.”

He said that with party-affiliated organizations, ex-prisoners and political detainees as well as war collaborators, “the political web of our colossal revolutionary party is intertwined and impenetrable”. As the League of Veterans, you are now immersed in the party you have always belonged to, as a fundamental part of the whole party.”

The two-day conference saw the Veterans League elect its first national executive.

The League elected Cde Chief Moyo as Deputy Secretary to the wing’s first National Executive. Previously, the war veterans were affiliated with the party, but are now a full wing of Zanu-PF, following the conference. Cde Richard Chirongwe (Secretary for Administration), Cde Tsitsi Nyirenda (Secretary for Finance), Cde Ntombiyakhe Ndlovu (Secretary at the Commissariat) and Cde Niya Mtombeni (Secretary for External Relations) are among the other candidates who have been nominated. elected in the first round of the League of Veterans. national executive.

Cde Timothy Njekete of Harare is now Secretary of Information and Publicity, while Cde Japhet Phuti has been elected Secretary of Security. Cde Winnie Sihlahla is Secretary for Transport and Social Welfare. Cde Jairo Mapungwana was elected Secretary for Legal Rights and Women’s Rights and Cde Lazarus Takawira is Secretary for Indigenization and Economic Empowerment.

The other elected members are Secretary for Production and Labor Cde Adwell Bonde while Cde Ellen Chinamatira is Secretary for Health and Child Care and Elderly. Cde Bruce Mateta was elected Economic Affairs Secretary, with Cde Edith Kagoro serving as Education Secretary. The Gender and Culture Secretary is Cde Virginia Mupasu, while Cde Sehlule Jele is the Disabled and Disadvantaged Welfare Secretary, while Cde Majaha Ncube is the Land Reform and Resettlement Secretary .

Other members of the executive are Cde Langton Nyemba (Secretary for Science and Technology), Cde Everisto Pfumvuti (Secretary for Business Development and Liaison), Cde Zenzo Ncube (Secretary for Environment and Tourism) and Cde Happiness Sibanda (committee member).

The top position of veterans secretary currently held by Cde Douglas Mahiya is appointed by the party’s first secretary, President Mnangagwa. The president urged the new leaders to exercise servant leadership.

“I would like to congratulate you on successfully completing your elections for Heads of Departments and their Deputies. The comrades, as announced, will go down in history as the inaugural members of the National Executive of the Veterans League However, as you assume your positions, I ask you to keep in mind that we are all servant leaders.”

The power of the leaders, he added, stemmed from the general support of the party. A decorated freedom fighter himself, President Mnangagwa implored war veterans to be disciplined and toe the correct revolutionary line.

“The depth and comprehensive nature of your conference resolutions reflect your love for the party. Current and future generations must be inspired by your legacy to play their part and make the necessary sacrifices to ensure that Zimbabwe achieves the vision of a modern world and an industrialized, prosperous and self-reliant upper-middle-income economy I ask you all to remain true to the cause of our liberation struggle, its ideals and goals, and the goals of our mass party , ZANU PF.

He called on veterans of the liberation struggle to contribute to the empirical and factual analysis of the state of the party. The League, he said, must help strategize for party building.

“We must be a party that constantly learns and improves. Going forward, the party should now rapidly consolidate its gains, dominance and popularity through this new League of revolutionary, proven comrades.”

President Mnangagwa said the veterans were the pioneers of the country’s democracy and independence and should inspire the nation towards sustained economic growth.

“We brought democracy and independence, against all odds. As veterans, we must also help inspire our society towards the realization of a modern society characterized by broad empowerment and prosperity for all. Our voices must be heard and our actions seen to drive our national development agenda. Being on the terraces is not in our nature. It is therefore incumbent upon all comrades and the entire Veterans League to take a role active in the various programs and projects defended by the Second Republic.

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