President Emmerson Mnangagwa has handed over the fourth batch of double cab vehicles to traditional leaders from the country’s provinces in line with the second dispensation pledge to upgrade the living conditions of Chiefs.
The President this Tuesday handed over the fourth batch of vehicles to traditional leaders as part of the efforts government to fulfill its pledge to ensure all 286 chiefs are mobile.
In his address at the handover of the double cab ISUZU vehicles, President Mnangagwa implored the Chiefs to put the cars to good use adding that government will fulfill its promise to upgrade the status quo, traditional leaders.
“We will stand by our pledge to ensure chiefs get access to electricity, water, good roads, and vehicles every five years. This I hope will enable you to execute your duties of uniting people, instilling and preserving our cultural values. We want the chief to exercise their duties by following up on those in rural area and towns who are troublesome and put them to order then I will rest assured of leading the united and peaceful nation,” said the President’
Deputy President of the Chiefs Council Chief Mtshane Khumalo thanked the gesture by President to upgrade and equip traditional leaders.
“We promise to use these vehicles wisely in fulfilling our mandate as Chiefs. We want to thank your visionary leaders and the empowerment initiative you are doing for us.’’
Traditional leaders play pivotal roles in communities as they are the custodians of cultural values, facilitate development and resolve disputes using traditional ways of conflict resolution.-Zbc