The Zanu-PF Mashonaland East provincial leadership has begun collecting livestock from pledges made across the country to ensure that by the time the annual people’s conference kicks off next week, they will slaughter 4 000 chickens, 500 goats and 150 beats to feed the anticipated 7 000 delegates.
The cconference kicks off next week Wednesday, at Goromonzi High School and runs until Sunday.
The beasts sourced from party members — among them legislators, provincial members and supporting partners — will be kept at a paddock near Goromonzi High School.
Zanu-PF Mashonaland East provincial secretary for administration Kudzai Majuru said they had started collecting the cattle.
“After all the pledges, we have started collecting 67 beasts that we are assured of getting. Starting from today (yesterday), the truck is already moving around collecting the cattle to be kept at a paddock near the conference venue. We are happy with the progress so far and we are well on course as far as the preparations are concerned,” he said recently.
By last weekend, the District Development Fund and Zinwa had drilled four boreholes at the venue, while roads have been graded and resurfaced bringing a new look in the district that has poor infrastructure despite its proximity to the capital city.
Roads that link to schools providing accommodation like St Johns High have been worked on, while the one linking to Chinyika Clinic has been rehabilitated.
The rruling party’s last annual people’s conference was held last December at Esigodini, and attracted around 7 000 delegates from around the country as well as solidarity and friendly organizations across the world.