Newly appointed Youth Sports Arts and Recreation deputy minister Tinoda Machakaire yesterday donated a Toyota Hilux to Chigondo ward in his Wedza South constituency.
Machakaire recently made headlines after refusing to take an official government vehicle for his duties on grounds he had a lot of personal vehicles. The legislator donated the government vehicle for use at other departments that have transport problems.
The donation, according to the youthful businessman, is expected to go a long way in assisting the people from Chigondo area that are seized with transport problems.
“The people here walk long distances to get transport. Some are finding it difficult to take their relatives to hospitals because of the bad transport network. While we wait to work on the roads. we have given them the car for use,” he said.
Machakaire said the car was for the community and every community member was entitled to it.
“We have donated the car to Zanu PF but we say every member of the community must benefit. We want those who do not believe in Zanu PF to know that we are a party of the people. We don’t preach hate, but love just like what our President Emmerson Mngangwa always advocates,” he said.
Machakaire also handed over cement for the construction of several ECD blocks in a number of primary schools in the constituency.
“We have to work for the constituency that’s why we were elected. We have to do it for them,” he added.
Shingirayi Dzvairo who is local councilor said the donation will ease transport woes they were facing.
“People walk as far as 40 kilometers to reach facilities such as clinics because transport is a problem in this ward. We are grateful for this donation,” he said.
Chief Svosve described the donation as historic saying it will go a long way in easing transport woes the area has been facing.
“This is historic and as the chief I am pleased. We want to thank President Mngangwa for remembering us as a province we have more ministers from this province, especially Wedza,”he said.