By Tafadzwa Muranganwa
Opposition leader Joseph Makamba Busha has describedthe Political Actors Dialogue Forum(POLAD) as a ploy by the ruling Zanu PF party to hoodwink citizens.
Speaking at a media conference in the capital recently, the FreeZim Congress president had no kind words for POLAD .
“POLAD is a tool by Zanu PF to propagate its propaganda and the real purpose of POLAD was seen when Mteki vowed his allegiance to the ruling party at its last year’s conference
The opposition leader who participated in the 2018 elections queried on the rationale of POLAD members globe-trotting the world to denounce sanctions when it’s only government officials who have the capacity to call off those sanctions’.
Busha went on to implore the MDC Alliance legislators to put the government to task on what’s the source of funding for POLAD .
“I urge the MDC Alliance MPs to be able to ask and find out where the budget for POLAD is coming from,’’ added the businessman-cum-politician.
The FreeZim Congress leader’s remarks come barely a a month after President Emmerson Mnangagwa made a passionate plea to the MDC Alliance and other opposition parties to join POLAD to ‘enhance economic stability, growth and sustainable development in the country’.
Meanwhile , Busha has castigated the construction of new parliament building and the expansion of the Robert Mugabe International Airport at a time the citizens are in need of dire social needs.
“Of concern is insensitive of Zanu PF in constructing a new parliament and expanding the airport when citizens have more pressing issues that need urgent redress this shows that the ruling party is out of touch with reality ,” queried the 2018 presidential candidate.
He encouraged MDC Alliance and other independent legislators to boycott the use of the new parliament .It is not the first time that the opposition leader has blasted the construction of the new $165 parliament building in Mt Hampden.