Addressing the National Council of Chiefs in Harare yesterday ahead of the chief’s conference in Bulawayo tomorrow, Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere said that Government has bought 226 Isuzu double cab vehicles for traditional leaders.
Kasukuwere said 20 of the vehicles were already in the country. Said Kasukuwere:
We have reactivated that process now and even district administrators who have been deprived we have bought about 73 vehicles so that they can work well. Why should we hesitate to buy vehicles for chiefs, especially those who are substantive? Today you will see a sample vehicle, but we said by the time we go to Bulawayo we should have made some progress. Early this morning, I met with Finance Minister Dr Ignatius Chombo who understood your plight. Some of the vehicles are being imported from South Africa. Chiefs and the President are one. All the concerns you have are with me as your minister. I have arranged that you meet all the ministers at the conference so that they can address all your concerns. We must agree on a way forward. We must agree on a path that promotes good living among our people.