By Ndafadza Madanha
GOROMONZI High School which falls under Goromonzi
North Constituency is the proud host of the governing
ZANU PF Party 18th National People’s Conference running
under the theme ‘Modernise, Mechanise and Grow the
Economy Towards Vision 2030’.
Besides hosting the Conference for the second time
Goromonzi High has a rich history in the country’s struggle
for independence as it was the breeding ground for leading
nationalists in the mould of Cdes Simon Mazorodze, Stan
Mudenge and Sydney Sekeremayi, among others.
The Goromonzi North seat has traditionally been a
stronghold of ZANU PF and was comfortably retained in
the 2018 harmonised elections by Cde Ozias Bvute.
Since taking office in 2018, Cde Bvute has followed the
example of servant leadership set by His Excellency,
President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Through the implementation of various national broadbased
empowerment programmes facilitated by the Party,many
households in Goromonzi North can attest to now having
a more sustainable future.
Goromonzi North successfully launched the Community
Skills Development Programme in June this year.
“Through the support and guidance of the National
Chairperson, Cde Oppah Muchinguri—Kashiri and the
Minister of State, Cde A. Munzverengwi, Goromonzi North
boast over 21 bakeries with the capacity to produce an
average of 1 500 loaves of bread and 3 000 buns a day,”
Cde Bvute said while commissioning a bakery in Ceylon
Mine, Vhuta Ward.
The industrious have seen opportunities in the ancillary
businesses that accompany bread production.
Mr Chitekero of Chinyika Ward is one such individual and
now offers an oven building service to other constituencies
in and around the province.
One of the constituency’s long standing programmes is
Households either sell off the eggs, hatch them to increase
their flock or consume them as part of their nutritional
The MP has developed a strategic alliance with a company
called National Organic Produce (NOP), which acts as a
technical partner and a ready market for the birds.
“As we re-engage and open Zimbabwe up for business,
these communities will become an important part of the
supply chain for global markets,” added Cde Bvute.
‘Grow A Life’ is a project that was launched in August this
year as a natural progression from the chicken rearing
The programme establishes demonstration plots and
gardens where best agricultural practices are utilised and
Cde Bvute also assists with extension services and
sourcing for markets for the produce that comes from
these gardens. There is currently a garden in every ward
with Rutope Garden in Ivordale Ward being the most
successful, thanks to the commendable efforts of Cde
Katiyo, Chairman of the Youth Wing at Rutope Farm
Branch, Ivordale District who is an active member of the
Rutope Community Garden Collective. Cde Katiyo grows
cucumber, butternut, baby marrows, onions, tomatoes,
rape and covo.
Schools like Chinyika Secondary and Primary and Arcturus
have also benefited from this programme and produce
from these gardens is currently being used in the Ministry
of Education’s supplementary feeding scheme.
The country requires an estimated US$14 billion to close
the existing gaps in infrastructure and the Party made
a commitment to address this deficit by promoting
infrastructure investments in energy, transport, housing,
water and sanitation.
Taking a cue from this vision, Goromonzi North has
embarked on an Infrastructure Development Programme
that cascades from the national one. With the support of
the local farming residents and business communities;
several roads have been rehabilitated, damaged ZESA
substations repaired and over five boreholes drilled across
Working closely with the Youth League, Cde Bvute
established Brick Brigades in 2018.
These are brick moulding clubs to which Cde Bvute
provides implements ranging from wheelbarrows shovels,
picks, work suits, gloves, food and firewood.
Upon completion of production of the bricks, the youths
retain 30 percent for resale or own use and 70 percent
goes to developing the local community e.g. construction
of clinics and schools.
Nearly 200 000 bricks have been produced under this
programme and many of the bricks were donated to
complete the building of schools and churches in the
Mwanza Secondary School is one such school that has a
classroom block built using bricks from the programme.
At Gosha Secondary School, a house for staff is at window
level, all built by bricks from the Brick Brigade.
Goromonzi North is also fully committed to the Presidents
vision to improve health service delivery in line with the
Sustainable Development Goals and has been working
with local clinics to improve health delivery through
provision of mobile doctors and a mobile pharmacy.
Over 6 000 patients have been attended to and received
basic medication. With this vision in mind, the MP also has
initiated programmes that seek to empower women and
Cde Bvute has also availed a revolving fund to boost
existing savings clubs.
Members of the community-based savings and credit
scheme (SACCO) access the fund to finance their various
individual and group projects.
This programme has been extremely beneficial to
members of the Women’s League who have used these
funds to start home industries and other businesses.
One such beneficiary is Cde Ezabela Nombe, Chairperson
of Mwanza District who has successfully started a home
industry that supplies candles, petroleum jelly, dishwasher,
bread and buns to the community and surrounding areas.