MDC unveils transformation agenda

HARARE: Amid chants of 'Chinja! - Maitiro, Chinja Dhii! ku State House' the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai unveiled its 2013 Agenda for Real Transformation (ART) at a massive rally in Highfield.

Addressing a mammoth rally in the high density suburb on May 19, Tsvangirai told supporters that the time has come for Zimbabweans 'to live decently in their country after almost 30 years of abject poverty and ridicule' under ZANU-PF misrule."After you voted 'yes' to the constitutional referendum, we have been busy working behind closed doors to craft an agenda to deliver you the people of Zimbabwe into a new era of prosperity when we get into power after the forthcoming elections.  We came up with an agenda for real transformation which has several pillars that will turnaround the current socio-economic status of our people," he said.  MDC Secretary General Tendai Biti introduced the main items of the agenda.

"The first item in the agenda is good governance and rule of law in Zimbabwe. The second item is ridding the country of corruption, thirdly is an end to violence, and fourth is addressing macro-economic issues. The fifth item addresses job creation whilst the sixth item addresses infrastructure overhaul. The seventh item deals with food security whilst the eighth item covers social services. The ninth item covers the controversial defence and security services," announced Biti. After greeting the multitudes with the party's slogan: 'Chinja ! - Maitiro ! Maitiro! - Chinja!' - Tsvangirai received a thunderous applause from the crowd who responded to the slogan 'Chinja! - Maitiro! - Chinja! - Dhii! ku State House!'  Tsvangirai said his government would pursue good governance and have a democratic servant leadership style and not a dictatorial style of leadership.

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