Developmental issues took centre stage at the ZANU PF Masvingo Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting held this Saturday with emphasis being put on the need to capitalise on resources in the province to better livelihoods.
Provincial chairperson, Cde Ezra Chadzamira said the provincial focus is to leverage on the vast water bodies to ensure more communities can irrigate their crops throughout the year.
“The Nation is agro-based. Masvingo will use agriculture to develop. There is no way government will carry out projects that disadvantage the people,” said Cde Chadzamira.
Mines and Mining Development Minister, Honourable Winston Chitando updated the meeting on the events taking place in the mining sector, highlighting that three new gold mines are set to start operations in Masvingo, while a diamond mining project is on the cards for Mwenezi.
“Alrosa and ZMDC will be venturing into diamond mining in Mwenezi. Those are some of the key projects that we will be carrying out in the diamond sector,” Minister Chitando said.
The Deputy Minister of National Housing and Social Amenities, Honourable Yeukai Simbanegavi and her Finance and Economic Development counterpart, Honourable Clemence Chiduwa updated the meeting on the key issues taking place in their departments.
Focusing on politics, Politburo member, Cde Lovemore Matuke urged party members should put any personal differences aside.
He said, “We accept all the people coming to the party from the opposition. Victory is inevitable in 2023 if we unite. We do not want to go to the elections divided.”
Chief executive officers from districts in the province gave a run down on the devolution projects being done in the areas.