Zimbabwe Vice President Joice Mujuru has called for the rapid implementation of economic agreements with India. Zimbabwe has an explicit policy of developing trade relations with African, Asian and Latin American states., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
VP Mujuru calls for Zim to uphold Unity pact
Sunday, 23 December 2012 00:00
Sunday Mail Reporter
Vice-President Mujuru has called on Zimbabweans to continue to uphold the 1987 Unity Accord between Zanu and PF-Zapu, saying the pact consolidated peace and unity in the country.
In a speech read on her behalf at the Harvest Time Ministries Annual Conference in Bindura yesterday, she said it was important to cherish and safeguard such unity. Cde Mujuru also said Government looks up to the church to reinforce the message of peace and harmony.
“It is important that the church itself guards against falling into the trap of divisions. I urge you all to be alert and know that destruction and disunity are the work of the devil,” she said.
“The world today is faced with a number of ills that are affecting the spiritual, social, physical and economic well-being of the people.
“Our challenge as the church is to empower people to live more fulfilled lives and also pass on good values to future generations.
“Hence, it is important that the church and its leadership, as role models, lead exemplary lives.”
The Vice-President said Government appreciates Harvest Time Ministries’ charitable work.
“Through passionate ministering, you are helping to improve the quality of life of orphans and widows and those who are less-privileged. “Government looks up to the church as a partner in socio-economic development. We need to open our eyes and hearts to the needs of others because there is so much we can do to transform the lives of the underprivileged.”
She added that Government was promoting economic independence through indigenisation and land reforms.
“We should, therefore, take up the challenge through the opportunities that are being opened up for us. I believe hard work and self-reliance preserve the dignity of individuals, families and the nation,” she said.
Vice-President Mujuru donated five tonnes of maize and soya bean seed to the less-privileged.