The Zimbabwean government is insensitive to the people’s sufferings as it is prioritizing things that do not benefit the public, Busha, President of Free Zim Congress, an opposition political party has said.
Addressing journalists at the Media Centre, Busha said misplaced priorities by current Zimbabwean political leaders point to how they are insensitive to people’s everyday laments.
He said the construction of the new parliament is a sign of insensitivity at a time the majority of Zimbabweans are suffering from the effects of collapsing basic social services and deepening poverty. “It is pointless to build a parliament when there are no schools in some parts of the country and no medicines in the hospitals”, Busha said.
Busha said government should have turned down the donation towards the building of a new parliament and instead asked the Chinese to direct support towards building hospitals, schools and other social services.
“The building of a new parliament is of no sense given that the hospitals are out of medicines and the students in Binga are learning under the trees without the classrooms”, he said.
The Free Zim Congress President urged Members of Parliament from the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) to boycott sitting in the new parliament building once it is completed.
Busha condemned the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD), saying it is a propaganda tool for Zanu PF meant to squander the nation’s funds through hotel based engagements and pointless foreign trips.
Busha said Finance Minister, Mthuli Ncube’s continued stay in a hotel at taxpayers’ expense points to an extravagance of insensitive proportions.
Instead of continuing with “extravagant projects such as the extension of the Robert Gabriel Mugabe airport”, Busha said government should build schools, equip the hospitals and prepare for a scenario in which the Corona virus may spread to Zimbabwe.
Meanwhile Busha hinted his strategy for the next general elections pointing out that he is going to engage communities and field candidates capable of winning seats in the 2023 elections.
By Rutendo Bamu