President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa has once again urged Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to be transparent and accountable in all their dealings.

Addressing the ZANU PF Politburo meeting yesterday, Mnangagwa said:

“Our communities are the rightful custodians of the land, flora & fauna, hence matters related to environmental management & Conservation including social development should benefit the pple of our country,” adding, “NGOs must be transparent & accountable in all their activities.

He also added that no NGO should benefit from the country’s resources.

“We cannot have unknown and faceless western-owned entities and NGOs, benefiting from our natural resources by way of carbon credits, in some cases with close to 1 million hectares of land in a single province, purportedly under their purview.”

Apparently, he went on to say:

“United as ZANU and ZAPU, ZANLA & ZIPRA, we waged a protracted armed war so that our people can enjoy free, fair & transparent elections.

Regarding the forthcoming elections, Cde ED said ZANU PF is geared to defend the gains of the liberation struggle through the ballot box.

“We will defend this right from all neo-colonial threats. We are aware of the nefarious machinations to attack and discredit our national institutions.

“As the people of Zim, let us remain vigilant&not allow ourselves to be hoodwinked by entities who are against the progress.”