Minister of State for Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs Mary Mliswa-Chikoka said that her province is ready for devolution.
In an interview with The Sunday Mail, Mliswa said that several meetings have been held with provincial and local authority heads in the province. She said:
Mashonaland West is very prepared for devolution and is raring to go. We have held several meetings with provincial heads and local authority heads in different districts of the province.
The meetings were emphasising on the inevitability of devolution and how business attitudes need to change for the better. Work ethics and work attitudes must change and everyone must adopt the “Ease of Doing Business” mantra.
It is true that Mashonaland West is endowed with many natural resources too numerous to mention. Exploration will need to take prominence in order to identify, confirm and quantify ore reserves.