Zanu-PF Manicaland Province unanimously resolved that the province’s leaders will finance party programmes during a provincial inter-district conference held in Mutare on Saturday.
Reading out the resolutions, provincial secretary for administration, Kenneth Saruchera said:
Our resolution is that with immediate effect, leaders of the party from provincial to Politburo levels will contribute towards the upkeep of the party’s assets and programmes in Manicaland. Our operations in Manicaland are hamstrung by lack of resources. Our phones at the party offices were cut off and there is no money to fuel the vehicles that were seconded to the province. Individuals have been bankrolling our operations, but we are saying leaders should contribute and ensure that the party is well resourced.
The monthly contributions were pegged as follows: Politburo and Cabinet ministers ($100), deputy ministers ($70), Members of National Assembly ($50), Central Committee members ($20), National Consultative Assembly members ($10), provincial members ($5) and chairpersons of affiliate organisations ($5).