War vets urged to venture into business

Source: War vets urged to venture into business | Sunday Mail (Top Stories)

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The country’s war veterans should unite and make efforts to venture into business, particularly in mining and agriculture, in order to support President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s vision of creating an upper middle-income economy by 2030, a senior Zanu-PF official has said.

The party’s national deputy political commissar, Cde Omega Hungwe, said the Zanu-PF would readily assist those who wanted to explore the various opportunities available to them.

Speaking at belated celebrations held in the capital yesterday for President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory during last year’s election, Cde Hungwe said there was need to rally behind the party’s First Secretary.

“As war veterans, let us engage in small businesses as groups of five or 10, and if you do not know where to start, seek assistance from the leadership.

“Let us give our President another chance in 2023 because it was not easy changing corrupt leadership back in 2017, so let us vote for President ED and all his leadership,” she said.

Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) chairperson for Harare province Cde Hoyini Bhila similarly urged veterans of the liberation struggle to form business cooperatives.

“We should always bear in mind that all the war veterans associations are one and there should be no division amongst us, and as the chairperson and my board, we are in agreement with the resolutions passed here. President ED shall be the 2023 candidate. Let us support him,” he said.

Minister of State for Harare Provincial Affairs Oliver Chidawu, who was guest of honour, indicated that President Mnangagwa deserves support as a visionary leader.

The party, he said, should unite and fight corruption.

“For the first time, we now have a fiscal surplus, which has never happened before. . .” he said.


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    Mukanya 1 year ago

    Lets wait and see the fruitution of that exhortation given the myriad of fiascos of the past.

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    Ndonga 1 year ago

    Why should these glorious veterans bother to go farming or open a business or even start up a Co-op?

    “Venture into business”! What a joke. The only venturing they are interested in is visiting the nearest shebeen.

    If you think that people who have been sitting on their bums for the last 39 years will now get up and do a day’s work you are wrong. They have been sitting doing nothing useful while being supported by a friendly but corrupt Government, that is now too afraid to tell them to footsek.

    These glorious veterans only want to keep sitting doing nothing while demanding endless rises in their pensions. This while the rest of us have to struggle to put bread on our tables and pay taxes for their huge pensions.

    They are the ones that claim that they saved us from corrupt bosses, but then gave us bosses far more corrupt than what we already had.

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    tendai 1 year ago

    Where’s the basic arithmetic ? most war vets were 20 years old in 1980, they are now around almost 60 years old

    The War Veterans will be about 70++ years old by 2030 , they are already too old to start businesses