|VP Mujuru urges MPs to be development oriented|
|Thursday, 05 July 2012 15:49|
ACTING President Joice Mujuru yesterday called on Members of Parliament to be always on the ground initiating development projects for the electorate.
Addressing hundreds of villagers from Umguza’s Ward 10 who attended a field day at Merryland Farm in the district, Cde Mujuru also urged Zanu-PF leaders to be on the ground working with the people.
“It is the job of a Member of Parliament to be always there with constituents attending to problems and stimulating development. As Zanu-PF, this year, we will not accept reports that have been compiled by people seated at desks, we want evidence that people have been on the ground,” said Cde Mujuru.
“Zanu-PF is a people-driven party, for the people and as such, we will not tolerate truancy from any of our members. If that happens, then the party ceases to belong to the people. It would be no different from any of the run of the mill political parties that are sprouting everywhere,” said Cde Mujuru.
“It is such people who abandon the electorate. If you take them to task about failing to meet the needs of the people, they will tell you to keep quiet and demand value for the money they gave to you so that you can vote for them,” said Cde Mujuru drawing applause from the villagers.
Mpofu, the Member of the House of Assembly for Umguza was different because he always ensured that there was development in his constituency.
“In the last elections we won in all the 19 wards because our vision is clear and we are always with the people, working closely with them,” said Dr Mpofu.
Dr Mpofu warned opposition parties not to field ordinary candidates to contest against him in the next elections, saying they would experience “morale- shattering defeat”.
“I want them to field their presidents. Angifuni okungabotitisi. The party leaders themselves should come here and taste defeat,” he said.
“This big crowd is made up of people from Ward 10 only. Otherwise, if it was needed, we could easily have mobilised 20 000. This is a testimony of the party’s popularity. People choose leaders whose policies they can identify with and who are always around to help them develop,” he said.
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