It’s now three weeks after the commissioning of Murombedzi Community Information Centre by his excellence Cde Robert Gabriel Mugabe. Information Communication Technology and Courier Services Minister Honorable Webster Shamu who is also the ruling party’s national commissar on that occasion hinted on the introduction of electronic cards for the party, apparently the ICT boss is walking the talk, as the cards are now on a trial run.
By Tongai Mwenje
ZANU PF has launched an electronic party card for its membership to strengthen the party by embracing technology. The new card will see the creation of an electronic database for the party with information on how many numbers it has, where they are located and enable information to be disseminated timeously to all levels of the party.
The ZANU-PF Party Cards contain:
• Members’ personal details
• Hierarchy details within the party
• Remuneration information
• Membership status updates
• District and Senior referral points among other.
Issuing of the new cards will begin on Saturday, in Harare province, up to Monday before spreading to other provinces. ZANU PF national commissar Webster Shamu said the party has embraced technology as a means to cement its landmark victory in last year’s elections and enable the smooth running of the party and administration of the party policies based on knowledge of its members.
Trial runs for the new card were conducted in Mbare, Epworth and part of Mashonaland West. ‘Party members should never allow a return to an inclusive government, which is antagonistic, by ensuring that ZANU PF garners enough votes in elections to form government,’ Shamu said
All party members will pay a dollar to obtain the card, but subscriptions would be varied from between those in the cell to the district and those in the national consultative assembly, the central committee and the politburo.