Most legislators disappear after winning elections but Gutu Central Member of Parliament (MP) Winston Chitando has remained in touch with his constituency and has moved to upgrade the education and health sectors for his people.
Many schools falling under Chitando’s jurisdiction have faced huge transformation with some being renovated while others have new blocks built.
Chitando, who is also the Minister of Mines, has donated computers to various primary and secondary schools in a drive to push for computer literacy in a digital world.
Jaravaza, Hwingiri, Nyamande and Mudzamiri primary schools all have benefitted a great deal from Chitando’s development initiatives towards education.
Chitando managed to renovate one block at Nyamande Primary School and supplied computers to the school. He donated school furniture to Mudzamiri Primary School and 10 bags of cement to Chadzamira Secondary School.
Shumbanhete and Gonye secondary schools also received bags of cement each while the electrification of Ranga Primary School is nearing completion.
Submissive water pump has been installed at Guzha Primary School and secondary school.
Trust Bare, Chitando’s field officer, said he is impressed with the developments they are making in the constituency and promised to work tirelessly to develop the constituency and its people.
“We are working very well in consultation with our councillors and party leadership in the constituency. The idea is to make the lives of our people better by initiating development.
“We need to provide a conducive learning environment for our children and effective health system for our young and old. This is why we have put education and health on top of our to-do list,” said Bare.
Chitando managed to allocate 150 bags of cement and other building materials to build St Martins Clinic in Ward 11. In Ward 17, the construction of a mortuary at Chimombe Clinic is gathering momentum while 40 blankets have already been given to the clinic.
Chitando is also helping with the construction of a bigger mortuary at Gutu Rural Hospital in Ward 34 while a laundry room is also being constructed.
Ward 34 councillor Susan Samatanga applauded Chitando for the development initiatives he is spear heading and called on all progressive people to embrace the developments coming their way.
“We approached MP Chitando and told him of the need for a bigger mortuary and a laundry room and he offered to help. Now construction is under way and we thank him for that,” said Samatanga.