via Party, Government called to action | The Herald July 16, 2015
President Mugabe yesterday directed Zanu-PF and Government leaders to expend their energy on discharging their duties and produce results in the implementation of Zim-Asset to fulfil the expectations of the people.
He made the call during the 289th Ordinary Session of the Zanu-PF Politburo in Harare yesterday.
Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Zanu-PF secretary for Administration Cde Ignatius Chombo said the President demanded that the leadership turn the revolutionary party’s vision of creating employment and providing decent accommodation, as espoused in its 2013 election manifesto, into reality.
“President Mugabe emphasised the need for results in the implementation of Zim-Asset as well as Government and party policies,” Cde Chombo said.
“Members of the Politburo and those in Government were exhorted to be vigilant to realise the aspirations of the people, including creation of a clean and organised environment in cities, provision of good housing and creation of employment opportunities for the youths.
“Concerns were raised and strategies discussed with regards to the need to improve service delivery across all sectors of the economy.”
Cde Chombo said President Mugabe emphasised the need for unity and ideological clarity among the senior leaders of the party to achieve set targets.
“In this regard, he expressed confidence in the leadership team and its capacity to deliver the aspirations of the people of Zimbabwe,” he said.
“Leaders were encouraged to ensure that the party was structurally strong and that vibrant strategies were put in place. President Mugabe condemned some sections of the media’s divisive pursuit as part of the agenda of our detractors.”
Cde Chombo said the Politburo also discussed the preparations for the 15th Zanu-PF Annual National People’s Conference to be held in Victoria Falls in December.
He said a coordinating committee and eight subcommittees had been established to steer the preparations.
Members of the coordinating committee, that will be chaired by Cde Chombo, include secretary for Women Affairs Amai Grace Mugabe, Cdes Saviour Kasukuwere, Kembo Mohadi, Simon Khaya Moyo, Oppah Muchinguri, Patrick Chinamasa, Pupurai Togarepi, Joram Gumbo and Cleveria Chizema.
The sub-committees will be led by Cdes Chinamasa (documentation and legal affairs), Obert Mpofu (finance), Kasukuwere (organisation), Gumbo (entertainment), Mohadi (security and accreditation), Khaya Moyo (information), Muchinguri (transport and social welfare) and Chizema (health).
Said Cde Chombo: “The coordinating committee will follow terms of reference to supervise, coordinate and guide the work of the various sub-committees. It will appraise the Presidency on the programmes as per given plan.”
He said the Politburo had endorsed Cde Charles Tavengwa as the interim chairperson for Harare province until elections to have a substantive provincial executive were held.
Cde Tavengwa replaces Cde Godwills Masimirembwa who was booted out over a raft of infractions which included failure to respect President Mugabe and misleading Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko on Harare East concerning the candidature of Cde Terence Mukupe.
Cde Chombo said Cde Kasukuwere, who is the national political commissar, briefed the Politburo on the recently conducted 16 by-elections which were all won by Zanu-PF.
“The Politburo congratulated the winning party cadres,” he said. “It also received a report on the completion of the Mashonaland East provincial executive elections which saw Cde Joel Biggie Matiza elected as chairman of the province.
“Cdes Kasukuwere and Edna Madzongwe were congratulated for leading the restructuring programme in the province. The Politburo was also briefed on the ongoing restructuring of the provinces.”