Source: Preps for 16th Zanu-PF’s national conference start – Sunday News August 21, 2016
Walter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent
THE ruling Zanu-PF leadership in Masvingo has started preparations for the party’s 16th Annual National People’s Conference to be held in the province in December with resource mobilising committees having been constituted. In an interview last week, Zanu-PF Masvingo provincial chairman Cde Amasa Nhenjana said preparations for the party’s important event have started in earnest amid reports that the committees have set the ball rolling.
He said the province felt privileged to host the national conference after it hosted the 21st February Movement in February which saw thousands of people thronging the Great Zimbabwe monuments to celebrate President Mugabe’s 92nd birthday. Masvingo last hosted the National People’s Conference in 2003 at Masvingo Teachers’ College.
“I can safely say the 16th Annual National People’s Conference preparations are going on in earnest after we have set up steering committees led by our executive members. The committees have already set the ball rolling,” said Cde Nhenjana.
He said all the executive members are leading committees meant to mobilise resources with the secretary for finance Dr Killer Zivhu leading fund-raising while secretary for administration, Cde Ailes Baloyi is leading the administration work, political commissar Cde Jappy Jaboon is in charge of mobilising party members to support the executive’s efforts to organise the conference.
“The transport portfolio will manage the transport committee, making sure that there is adequate transport to ferry delegates to and from the yet to be identified venue. We are yet to get the actual dates but it is definite that the conference is in December,” said Cde Nhenjana. He said the provincial executive will have a meeting with the National Secretary for Administration Dr Ignatius Chombo on Wednesday where the conference issues are expected to be on the agenda.