Deputy Minister shuns corruption
Chivhu District leaders recently were urged to do away with corrupt activities and work as a team for the development of the area and country.
Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care Dr John Mangwiro said this during the handover ceremony of wheelchairs and books in Chivhu.
“People should desist from the habit of hiding in offices and be on the ground. The only thing that draws back development in the country is corruption. We are accountable for every donation or development funds and no one should take community resources for personal use,” he said.
“We have to put our words into action for the development of this country. There is need for us not to politicize everything. Let us give politics 5% of our time and 95 % to nation building”, he said.
Dr Mangwiro handed over 12 wheel chairs and five walking aids to Chivhu Hospital, five clinics and seven individuals. The Donation was made by the Rotary Club after the Deputy Minister approached them with the problem.
In an interview with the beneficiaries, Oripa Chiwashira a basketball player said she was happy to receive donation.
“I am happy that the Dr Mangwiro managed to source the wheelchairs for us. I will use the wheel chair to advance my basketball career. It was my wish to have a wheelchair of my own and I am very grateful,” she said.
Sandra Magaya aged 68 had one of her legs amputated and she had been using crutches all along also received a wheel chair. Ms Magaya said she was now overweight to continue using crutches and could not afford to buy a wheelchair she was grateful with the donation.
Dr Mangwiro also handed over a donation of more than 400 textbooks to five secondary schools in Chivhu namely, Kadungure, Riversdale, Zimondi, Holy Cross and Marondamashanu.
He said, “We don’t want corruption, these books must be used by the students at school and not have someone open a book shop to sell the donated books.”
Deputy Minister encouraged all the pupils who were present at the gathering to take their studies seriously and stay away from alcohol and drug abuse
He also urged the Chiefs and the District Administrator to monitor the issue of veld fires in the District so as to conserve the grazing areas.