Prime Minister tours Mudzi and Mutoko

The Prime Minister’s tour of Mudzi and Mutoko districts have brought to the fore several challenges that the Government needs to urgently deal with.

Morgan Tsvangirai
Morgan Tsvangirai

The first issue relates to inadequate qualified personnel in critical sectors such as health and education.

This has led to a poor health delivery system in the districts characterized by inadequate nurses and doctors. It was shocking to realize that Mudzi district with its attendant problem of malaria has no doctor. Mutoko district, which has vacancies for four doctors currently, has only one doctor.

In education the average pass rate of seven percent for both ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level manifests a collapsed education system characterised by unqualified teachers in secondary schools.

In both districts, there is a critical shortage of food with 18 wards in Mudzi facing a serious food deficit.

The Prime Minister said it was critical that Government is appraised of the situation on the ground ahead of the announcement of the national budget so that the budget is informed by national needs and national priorities.

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