Chairpersons of Zimbabwe’s 60 Rural District Councils (RDCs) have said they are making progress in mobilizing people in each ward to register as voters and eventually vote for President Mugabe and Zanu-PF in the harmonized elections next year.

The council chairpersons met in Bulawayo recently under the auspices of the Association of Rural District Councils (ARDC), where they reaffirmed their commitment to the project.

In their meeting, the councilors noted that it was important for the Registrar- General’s Office to visit rural areas to issue identity cards to villagers to enable them to register as voters.

Speaking after the meeting in Bulawayo yesterday, Dr. Zivhu said a lot of progress had been made by the councilors in mobilizing the people to support the ruling party.

They were concerned that there were many youths in the rural areas who had reached the voting age of 18 but were yet to obtain identification particulars required for them to register as voters. The youths are being educated on the need to vote and why they should vote for President Mugabe in 2018.

ARDC president Dr. Killer Zivhu, who is also the Chivi Rural District Council chairperson, launched the mobilization campaign strategy last month targeting to garner at least 2,3 million votes for President Mugabe and Zanu-PF in next year’s harmonized elections.