Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga a Zimbabwean politician and Proportional Representation legislator for Matabeleland South has said that religious leaders in the country can play an essential role in the fight against coronavirus.
Her remarks come when social media users have been mocking prominent church leaders who want “people’s tithe” but “do nothing” when a pandemic hits.
Perhaps a group of pastors can find a reputable accounting management company to start a Solidarity fund.I know we are all struggling but if each person in Zimbabwe and outside Zimbabwe contributed a dollar to this fund we could have some money to buy these needed testing kits.
Corporate responsibility can only do so much… One dollar local currency to some ecocash or telecash, every dollar matters.
She also proposed that every MP, senator, ministry secretaries, heads of parastatals, all commissioners, heads of security services must at the end of this month contribute $1 000 each to a fund which will be distributed to the 10 provinces on equity, not equal basis.
Zimbabwe has a number of high profile church leaders and some quarters expect them to give the “bankrupt” state a leg up as what is always done by business and telecommunications mogul Strive Masiyiwa.