Prosper Ndlovu at Binga
PRESIDENT Mnangagwa has officially ordered and handed over fishing rigs to 21 local chiefs, 17 from Binga and four from Kariba communities as part of a bold empowerment initiative that is expected to transform livelihoods in the remote district .
It is a fulfillment of the recent promise he made during his recent visit to the district, where he also addressed a gathering of stars in March at Siabuwa Business Centre.
President Mnangagwa who was accompanied by Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga, Zanu PF Vice President Cde Kembo Mohadi, Local Government Minister July Moyo and senior government officials arrived here in the middle of morning and was greeted by thousands led by thunderous cheers. by their traditional leaders, who came to watch the launch on the bank of the Might Zambezi River.
In his keynote address, he said the Second Republic was determined to transform Binga and highlighted several development projects that will be quickly implemented to empower the community, which for many years was considered underdeveloped.
President Mnangagwa also assured the community that his government would ensure that no one starved and that free food deliveries were already being made to help those in need of food aid.
The President’s visit comes after a comprehensive Cabinet resolution, which gave the green light for the implementation of several major projects in the district, in line with the orientation of the Second Republic which leaves no one or place behind in the national development.
Guided by the National Development Strategy (NDS1) master plan, Binga District is set for massive transformation through the implementation of key projects, with the priority being to complete those that have been stalled for years.
Among the projects approved for rapid implementation are the rehabilitation of roads, the construction of a vocational training center and a new border post, the drilling of wells, the establishment of a nursing school at the Binga Hospital and the renovation and operationalization of the hospital morgue.