MASVINGO - Newly-elected Mwenezi East Member of Parliament Joosbi Omar has made a vow to represent and transform the livelihoods of the people of Mwenezi East despite economic challenges being faced by the country.
Omar said the absence of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) will not stop him from delivering on the mandate assigned to him by the people of Mwenezi East.
"I have always held the people of Mwenezi East dear to my heart. They have always looked up to me way before I started to show my political ambitions. Now that the the time was ripe, they chose me to represent them in the August house. They know that I am capable of transforming their lives," said Omar.
He said the absence of CDF will not hold him back because he chose to be a servant of the people.
"We have heard of cases where MPS have stopped initiating projects in their areas because they say the CDF is no longer available.
"A true representative of the people should find the means to source money for development. If needs be, you should go into your own pocket to better the lives of the people. This is what I am doing and will not stop until Mwenezi East becomes a better place," said Omar.
He said he will represent everyone in Mwenezi East regardless of their political or religious affiliations.
"I may not have received the votes of everyone but I am not going to leave behind even those who did not vote for me. I will represent everyone," said Omar.
"I have started working on the road network and as we speak some of the bridges which have been washed away by the recent floods have been repaired.
"People say my Muslim religion will affect my relations with the people but that is far from the truth. I will work closely with the Christian community and the traditional leadership," he added.politics