…positions self for public office
27 March 2017, CHIREDZI – Former Tongaat Hullet executive director, Farai Musikavanhu is accelerating his bid for public office through an array of social responsibility programmes, the latest being a massive US$150 000 windfall to the struggling Chiredzi Town Council.
The cash injection is meant for development and improvement of key as well as recreational services.
The feisty Musikavanhu also wants to sink a borehole at the council-run polyclinic and has donated other resources towards the development of the clinic's antenatal health services.
The Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa last month appealed to business and individuals for help to improve the polyclinic so as to relieve pressure at Chiredzi General Hospital where expectant mothers are sleeping on the floor due to shortages of maternity beds.
Musikavanhu, who is also making renovations at Tshovani Stadium, told TellZim News that it was his responsibility to take care of the community he lives in while proving that ZimAsset is workable.
"I just realised that sometimes we must not wait for council or government to address problems in our communities. We just have to embrace team work, solidarity and forward thinking so that our communities can be transformed," said Musikavanhu.
Chiredzi Town Council chairperson, Francis Moyo praised Musikavanhu for his work which he said was going a long way in the improvement of service delivery in the town.
"We are gratified as council that one of our residents has remembered us by availing $150 000 that is already being used at various projects in our community. This is making a big difference in the delivery of better services.
"The funds are being used for many projects including the establishment of a maternity ward at our polyclinic, the setting-up of a free WI-FI zone and the refurbishment of recreational facilities at all open spaces. Tshovani Stadium will get a facelift to meet modern standards," said Moyo.
Musikavanhu is understood to be positioning himself for high political office with his sights suspected to be on wrestling the Chiredzi West parliamentary seat from incumbent Darlington Chiwa.politics