Fulfill election promises, Zanu PF told

BULAWAYO - The Welshman Ncube-led MDC says it is irked by the manner in which the Zanu PF government has failed to deliver on its election promises, almost a year after it romped into a resounding election victory.

MDC national spokesperson Nhlanhla Dube said the party’s national standing committee which met in Bulawayo over the weekend, deliberated on a raft of economic and political issues that are currently handcuffing national progress.

“It was sadly noted, that a year has lapsed after the national harmonised elections and that Zanu PF has not in this period fulfilled a single promise it made to the electorate prior to elections,” Dube said.

He said Zanu PF has proved unequivocally inept with regard to governmental responsibility in the critical areas of jobs, health, anti-corruption, education, public transport and real economic empowerment.

“The standing committee noted that the economic situation in the country remained in a fragile state and thus resolved that the party would henceforth commence an aggressive programme through its structures and organs to demand that the Zanu PF government fulfil its pre-election promises,” said Dube without elaborating how.

The Zanu PF election manifesto premised on indigenisation, promised to stimulate economic development in its various aspects but a year down the line the situation on the ground suggest otherwise.

With the election manifesto being tactically transformed into the now much vaunted government economic blueprint ZimAsset, Zanu PF has failed to turn the rhetoric into action.

Critics have described the blueprint, which requires $27 billion to implement as still-born as far as the cash-strapped Zanu PF government has stuttered on raising the sum.

“Instead of the standard of living improving, it has steadily gone on a downward spiral, threatening to reverse all the positives of the previous collective national effort,” Dube said.

The party also tore into President Robert Mugabe who recently made shocking remarks that the economy was on a recovery path.

“It was shocking to hear President Mugabe, clearly delusional, claiming that the economy was recovering when companies are closing on a daily basis and unemployment has reached alarming levels only rivalled possibly by a country in a civil war,” he said.

The MDC spokesperson also said that his party had noted the on-going informal conversations amongst political parties, civil society, churches and other concerned Zimbabweans which seek the building of a consensus amongst the broad base of democrats in creating a new socio-political narrative in pursuit of a better life for all.

The Ncube-led party is one of the parties being courted by the MDC rebels going by the renewal team who are pushing for the grand coalition, but the former is yet to make known any intentions.

Comments (6)

What can Welshman and his followers do that can compel Zanu Pf to deliver?Those promises were mere campaign tools.Since when have you seen politicians deliver their promises to the electorate?Companies have been closing since 2000 and jobs have been lost since time immemorial and yet you believed what Mugabe said last year when campaigning.Please Welshman do not waste time thinging you have anything to offer.You are just like anybody in the street.You are just whistling in the wind.

chimuti - 29 July 2014

What can Welshman's followers do that can compel Zanu Pf to deliver?Those promises were mere campaign tools.Since when have you seen politicians deliver their promises to the electorate?Companies have been closing since 2000 and jobs have been lost since time immemorial and yet you believed what Mugabe said last year when campaigning.Please Dube do not waste time thinging you have anything to offer.You are just like anybody in the street.You are just whistling in the wind.

chimuti - 29 July 2014

I is unfair to criticise ZANUPF govt on the economy without calling for the sanctions removal. Ncube and Biti went to the US congress to lobby for ZEDRA, the sanctions law.

Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof) - 29 July 2014

I is unfair to criticise ZANUPF govt on the economy without calling for the sanctions removal. Ncube and Biti went to the US congress to lobby for ZEDRA, the sanctions law.

Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof) - 29 July 2014

Sanctions or no sanctions ZANU has changed since 1980, it's no longer for the people period!

Joseph Gabriel - 30 July 2014

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