Writes Elvis Dumba
Chimanimani – As the country continues to restore the traditional leaders’ dignity, Local Government and Public Works Deputy Minister Marian Chombo installed Timothy Munorowazvo as the substantive Chief Muusha for the Mhakwe community in Chimanimani West.
Munorowazvo takes over from his nephew Chenjerai Muusha, who was in an acting capacity, closing a ten-year-old chiefdom vacuum.
Chombo chronicled the family history and reiterated the government’s resolve to restore chieftainships in the whole country.
“As you are aware, the process of installing a new chief is not easy since the government has to track a lot of issues, including criminal records. We were supposed to install Chief Muusha last year, but unfortunately, he lost his wife, so it was not possible. However, the government has fulfilled its mandate, and now the burden is upon the leadership to be exemplary and ensure they deliver according to the Traditional Leadership Act. The installation process followed due protocol and, as such, has no dispute issues,” said the deputy minister.
Manicaland Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Nokuthula Matsikenyere urged the chief to foster unity, peace, and spearhead community development
“We are grateful to the government for finally giving our community a leader who will spearhead the development and assist toward implementation of government programs in Chimanimani,” Mwatsikenyeri said
The newly installed chief in his acceptance speech pledged to protect traditional values and promote peace as the country heads towards the harmonized general elections slated for 23 August this year.