ZIMBABWE – Preparations for Zanu-PF’s 15th Annual National People’s Conference that will be held in Victoria Falls next month are progressing well with various provinces expressing satisfaction that they will be able to meet set targets.
The conference will run from December 7-13.
Provincial chairpersons who spoke to The Herald yesterday said everything was on course for the event.
Matabeleland North provincial chairman Cde Richard Moyo, whose province will host the conference said preparations were going on well.
“Everything is in place and we are 90 percent through with our preparations. We expect to surpass the $50 000 target we have been tasked to raise as provinces. We will be holding our provincial fundraising dinner on November 21 and we expected all Zanu-PF supporters and the corporate world in the province to support the event and ensure we host a successful annual conference for the party,” said Cde Moyo.
His counterpart in Bulawayo Cde Dennis Ndlovu, echoed similar sentiments saying everything would be in place come December.
“Everything is going on well and I can say our preparations are at 50 percent. We are, however, confident that come December 7 when the conference starts, we will be ready,” he said.
Harare province’s secretary for finance Cde Dumisani Chipango, said they were happy with the response they were getting.
“The fundraising initiatives are going on well and we have approached various well-wishers for assistance and some have made pledges both in cash and in kind. We expect that we will manage to meet our targets to ensure a successful annual national people’s conference.
Mashonaland Central provincial chairman Cde Dickson Mafios, said they had met some of the targets in their fundraising activities.
“So far we have managed to raise 10 beasts and the five tonnes of grain we were asked to raise. We expect to receive as we continue with our fund raising activities,” Cde Mafios said.
At least $3 million is required for the successful hosting of the conference that will be officially opened by President Mugabe on December 11.
The conference will be held under the theme, “Consolidating People’s Power through Zim-Asset.” Matabeleland South provincial chairman Cde Rabelani Choeni said they were gearing for the conference with mobilisation of resources underway.
“We set committees to spearhead the fundraising and I believe we will meet the target. The process of fundraising is going on well and we will meet soon to verify what we have raised so far,” Cde Choeni said.