Chamisa promises ED lucrative pension

Source: Chamisa promises ED lucrative pension – DailyNews Live

Blessings Mashaya     26 June 2018

HARARE – MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, pictured, says he will reward
President Emmerson Mnangagwa with a lucrative pension if he wins next
month’s presidential race.

“The only person who is going to support and who will want us to remain in
power is Mnangagwa; he is going to get his pension and he will be the
happiest person in Zimbabwe because we are going to give him a lucrative
pension,” Chamisa told party supporters at a rally in Gokwe last week.

This comes as most pensioners in Zimbabwe are struggling to make ends meet
with some of them barely managing to have a decent meal a day.

Their savings vanished when the country’s dollar lost value and was
subsequently dumped in 2009.

Most pensioners are getting a measly monthly allowance of $60.

Chamisa told the bumper crowd that when elected into power, no senior
government official, including him, will be allowed to seek medical
service outside Zimbabwe.

“I am going to make sure that there is no minister who will go outside the
country seeking medical service when our medical institutions are in poor
state and do not have drugs. We must make sure that our hospitals have
drugs and from that everyone will benefit,” he said.

“On governance issues, our MDC government which is the next government
will govern and not rule. Governance involves engaging and listening to
the people. Our government will be the government of the people unlike
Zanu PF. We are going to look after everyone regardless of their political

Most local leaders seek medical treatment in foreign hospitals as the
country’s health institutions are in a deplorable state.

Government is still failing to fund the health sector 15 years after it
pledged to allocate at least 15 percent of its annual budget to health
care by 2015 in line with the Abuja Declaration.

In this year’s National Budget, government allocated 7,7 percent of its
$5,1 billion purse to the Health and Child Care ministry.

To help fund the health sector, Chamisa said his government will introduce
a health levy to cater for cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

“We are going to introduce a levy to help people who are suffering from
cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure. On antiretroviral drugs, we are
going to make them available so that people have time to go to music
galas,” he said.

He also promised to turn Gokwe town into a city.

“You are very important, the people of Gokwe, you grow cotton and you must
benefit from that.

“I am going to make sure that I will turn Gokwe into a town. Mnangagwa has
failed this country, I saw the roads here they are in bad state.

“Prices started to increase when Mnangagwa grabbed power, he has totally
failed,” added Chamisa.

His statement seemed to be a response to Mnangagwa, who has repeated that
the country was “open for business” after almost four decades of
oppressive rule by former leader Robert Mugabe.

Mnangagwa, who took the top job in November following Mugabe’s dramatic
resignation, has repeatedly said his priority now was embracing the
international community and modernising infrastructure.


  • comment-avatar
    bheveni sibanda 4 years ago

    ndivo vanhu vachazotinetsa ivava kana vachinge vazorohwa pama elections na ED. Lets just wait and see kuti chimuti chiri kuenda nani

  • comment-avatar
    Mixed Race 4 years ago

    It is a terrible mistake for Chamisa to start promising people huge pension benefits in contrast to what is stipulated in our constitution.He has to follow the constitution and not appease people for political support or favours.As a national leader he should know that the country’s budget and resources belong to the taxpayers, not to him. Therefore,he should never abuse it for personal joy in the same way his predecessors did .What the people want is a leader who follows the constitution not a dictator who takes the country to be his personal property.