Itai Muzondo Midlands Bureau
GWERU – Aspiring Gweru urban constituency independent candidate Nkosikhona Ndlovu (37) has pledged that if given the mandate to lead in the upcoming elections, he will do a better job representing the people in parliament.
The Gweru-born but South Africa-based Ndlovu told TellZim News the people sent to parliament had failed the constituency. He said he believed he could do more than to go to sleep when issues are tabled as is done by many legislators.
"It is sad that parliamentarians here have done less to fulfill their election promise that is if any effort is being put. More so, never in my life have I heard any MP airing out residents sentiments in parliament. That's the norm I want to change.
"I want to be a real representative, a representative who is there for the people. I have even made a commitment to leave my business empire in South Africa so that I can serve my community. I wish to pitch an office in every ward so that everyone has a chance to converse with me once elected," said Ndlovu.
Ndlovu said he had already started selling his ideas to the people of Gweru and was getting a positive response.
"I have organised training workshops for the people of Gweru. The reason for workshops is to empower the people. After empowerment, I also wish to use my diaspora links to find for them markets for their ideas and whatever they produce. I strongly believe that will create a well-developed Gweru Urban setting and at the same time, creating jobs for locals," he added.
MDC-T's Sesel Zvidzai is the sitting MP for Gweru Urban.local.