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Of Chamisa and his 2018 kindergarten dreams

21 Mar 2018 at 06:45hrs | Views
As the Zimbabwean 2018 harmonised elections beckon, the MDC-T leader and MDC Alliance Presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa, went on a full throttle promising the electorate heaven on earth in what turned out to be a fairy tale fit for kindergarten kids.

When Chamisa addressed a gathering of party faithfuls in Chinhoyi on 4 March 2018, he promised them that once he is elected into office he would introduce bullet trains within two weeks. Those conversant with construction costs estimated that the Harare to Bulawayo railway line alone would cost US$17.1 billion. Not long ago it was the same Chamisa who said that it only needs US$15 billion to come up with state of the art infrastructure country wide yet he wants to spend that on a single railway line.

What boggles the mind about the bullet train is where these people would be travelling to and what business will they be carrying out to warrant such trains? For a person in his normal senses one would need to revive the industries and create employment first before going for the fast trains. This clearly shows that Chamisa is detached from reality as he is leaving in some Utopian world of his own.

In a bid to impress and get the Matabeleland vote, Chamisa promised to construct a Tourism and Fisheries University in Binga. Of all the things why would he think of constructing a university in Binga which is not even their immediate need. Instead if he should have talked about developing a city on the banks of the Zambezi River establish tourism and fishing industry as well as advanced irrigation system for the region to boost food security and create employment.
Chamisa not so long ago was in the news for failing to complete Kuwadzana Library which has since turned into a white elephant despite being the area's legislator for 15 years. Honestly, if Chamisa has failed to complete a library project since 2003, how will he manage the affairs of the whole country of more than 14 million people.

Service delivery in his Kuwadzana East Constituency leaves a lot to be desired as flowing sewage is the order of the day. The constituency's road network is poor which is a major cause for concern to vehicle owners. A concerned citizen in that constituency, Roy D Mhofu recently posted on his Facebook page, "Instead of promising bullet train you should fix roads and sewer system in Kuwadzana East. You can fool your blind followers, but not all of us iwe Chamisa".
On another note, Chamisa pledged to turn around the country's economy in a mere two weeks. This is more than day dreaming. The country's economy had been on a downward spiral for nearly two decades with the industries operating below capacity on the back of obsolete equipment. He is not really spelling out how he wants to move the country to the next developmental stage. His message has been all noise like that of a woodpecker. As the apostle Paul rightly said in 1 Corinthians 14 verse 8 "For if the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle" (NKJ). For sure, no one really pays attention to what he is saying.

After realising that people were suffering due to the ongoing cash crisis, here is what Chamisa said in Plumtree "We have a programme for cash shortages. As soon as we can assume office, there will be money in the banks. Where will we get it? We know people with money. They just don't trust ZANU PF because of corruption". This really shows that Chamisa is so arrogant and is a liar. The American Embassy disputed that the United States had agreed to avail US$15 billion to the MDC-T for the revival of the country's economic fortunes.

In a veiled bid to feed into the narrative that the Matabeleland region is underdeveloped and that it has allegedly been economically sidelined, Chamisa even had the guts to tell people that devolution would lead to better development. All this was the empty-headed politician's way of trying to lure the electorate since he, the MDC-T and the MDC Alliance have no meaningful programmes and projects to improve the people's lives.

Source - Elijah Chihota
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