PM pledges to transform rural communities

HARARE – Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says he is going to transform rural life as well as deal with incessant corruption that has destroyed the country.

Tsvangirai, who is on a whirlwind tour of the nation ahead of crunch elections, was in Masvingo on Wednesday  where he met MDC party structures and community leaders.

“The PM said MDC was going to work on rural transformation to make sure communities get access to key services, and irrigation to eradicate poverty and drought,” said Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka.

Most rural areas are marginalised and Chivi where the Premier was is no exception, with people sharing water sources with wild animals while a government initiative through the construction of Tokwe-Mukosi dam has taken too long to complete.

Tsvangirai said Zanu PF had failed Zimbabweans for the past 33 years.

Tsvangirai, who is set to lock horns with his old rival President Robert Mugabe on July 31, told his party supporters that an MDC government would introduce investor-friendly policies such as the Jobs Upliftment Investment Capital Ecology (Juice) so as to address unemployment challenges.

Apart from unveiling the party’s economic blueprint, the PM also promised to deal decisively with the corruption cancer.

“He also said he was going to strengthen the Anti-Corruption Commission so they could exercise full power to arrest corruption. He said the choice was going to be clear in this election between voting for hope or despair,” Tamborinyoka said.

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