By Tatenda Mujeyi
All is set for the country’s Heroes’ and Defence Forces Day commemorations set for Monday and Tuesday 13th and 14th respectively with the national events pencilled for Harare.
The Minister of Harare Metropolitan province emphasised the importance of these days as they set focus on the sacrifices made by the liberation war heroes towards attainment of independence.
“As we gather on these important days in our National calendar, we remember the sacrifices that were made by our gallant comrades both living and departed, to liberate our country from the bondage of colonialism and neo-colonialism,” Hon Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution in Harare Metropolitan Province Hon. Senator Eng Oliver M. Chidawu said.
The National Heroes Day and Defence Forces Day commemorations will be held on the 12th and 13th of August at the National Heroes Acre and National Sports Stadium respectively with a call for people to attend in their large numbers.
“Today I wish to urge you all Patriotic Zimbabweans to come out in large numbers to show your support for our efforts as we Commemorate our National Heroes Day on 12 August 2019 at the National Heroes Acre and our Defence Forces Day on 13 August 2013 at the National Sports Stadium,” Senator Chidawu said.
The minister urged the citizenry to show their commitment to peace and unity and maintain cleanliness for environmental improvement.
“It is essential ladies and gentlemen that we show our commitment to peace and unity. Let us remain as law abiding citizens who value our environmental cleanliness.” Eng Chidawu also said.
The Minister emphasised the new government’s commitment to solve the current economic hardships that increased after the second republic’s commencement of duty in office.
“As the Second Republic, we are still battling for our economic emancipation as we strive to uplift the standards of living of our masses. We are aware of the economic hardships faced by the populace and we are doing everything possible to alleviate these challenges,” Hon Chidawu said.
Government will provide transport as “buses will pick up people from the usual pick up points in Harare starting from six (6) a. m. Six buses will ferry people from Bulawayo whilst all other Provinces have been allocated one (1) bus each on both days,” the minister added.