Chivi Rural District Council chairman Killer Zivhu says the two million jobs promised under Zanu PF’s ZimAsset programme will only be realised when Zimbabweans become more creative and resourceful.
By Tafadzwa Kachiko
Speaking at the launch of a local bi-annual newsletter, Chivi ZimAsset Bulletin, last week, Zivhu said it was wrong for Zimbabwe to expect President Robert Mugabe and the ruling Zanu PF party to deliver the jobs on a silver platter.
“Creation of two million jobs is possible through our own initiatives. The President will not bring jobs to people,” Zivhu said.
“What you do back home is what will help in creating a job for you and others.”
Zivhu said the newsletter was established to herald what has not been written about Chivi by the mainstream media, which would help in improving lives if unearthed.
Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment deputy minister Mathias Tongofa challenged the publication to remain objective in its reportage.
“I looked closely at the name of this paper and have seen that its agenda is to bring socio-economic transformation in Chivi,” Tongofa said.
‘It should therefore remain objective and maintain the vision.”
Great Zimbabwe University’s Faculty of Arts deputy dean Amos Mushati said the newsletter had enabled students to put theory into practice.
In its 2013 harmonised election manifesto, Zanu PF pledged to create over two million jobs during the five years ending 2018.