Tsvangirai calls for arrest of CDF abusers

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has called for the arrest of Legislators who abused the Constituency Development Fund that was meant to benefit poor communities.

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai

The Premier was speaking at the handover to the community of projects funded by the Community Development Fund (CDF) in Glen-view North Constituency where he said the program is meant to accelerate the provision of social services to the people.

“CDF is part of the Government Work Program, we make priorities and CDF is one of the government’s priorities of social development, the money will be increased because legislators know what the people want hence government will be able through this to deliver the needs of the people.

“All 220 MPs were given this money the problem is some of the MPs went and got themselves second wives while some cannot account for the money that is corruption and those that stole government money will be arrested even when you are a minister, Fani Munengami (Glen-view North MP) has come out tops because I have seen it myself,” Tsvangirai said.

He said hats off to Honourable Munengami saying it is legislators him who should get more.

“The Anti-Corruption Commission should do their job and no one will stop them do not be fooled by anyone saying they will stop or order the Commission to do otherwise.

“I have also learnt that if you are elected by the people and have confidence in what you do you can call anyone to see your see your work, you are not ashamed,” the Prime Minister said.

He saluted women who he said were the backbone for what most men do.

“Maybe it’s to do with the wife, we always consult them they when we face difficult situations and for that we should applaud all women for their support of the country’s leadership.

“We want a leadership that is for the people you have to be there because of the people, you should work for the people and they will thank you tomorrow we must never forget that we are servant leaders,” said Tsvangirai.

The Premier also took the chance to promise that government has not forgotten the plight of teachers and other civil servants.

“We have not forgotten teachers, we will find money for you we should continue to consult but just let us try and find money we can assure you we will find the money just do not push to much be patient,” he said.

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