Yippee! I Have Registered To Vote

The first person to register to vote in my house was my second-born son (I have several, three to be precise). This type is a handful whenever they pop their cherry. None of us was safe.

My house instantly got an IEC convert-turned-prophet who started waving his registration card in our faces and gave us a million and two reasons why we should go and register to vote. With the pressure from a would-be first-time vote heavily weighing on me, I finally trooped off to the registration booth today.

No I didn’t register outside the registration window and the today alluded to here is four days ago. Usually when the people of our republic are called to register to vote, they take it easy and wait for IEC to shout until they are blue in the face. Then the political aspirants weigh in with expressions like ‘voting is your God-given right so register to vote’, ‘register to vote and make your voice heard’.

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Routine child vaccination imperative

The recent Vaccination Day in Motokwe, orchestrated through collaborative efforts between UNICEF, USAID, BRCS, and the Ministry of Health, underscores a commendable stride towards fortifying child health services.The painful reality as reflected by the Ministry of Health's data regarding the decline in routine immunisation coverage since the onset of the pandemic, is a cause for concern.It underscores the urgent need to address the...

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