By A Correspondent- The ruling party has a penchant of using rural masses as pawns during election time but financially exclude them in key developmental issues.
Rural folks, who are key in determining the outcome of the elections wallow in abject poverty due to lack of infrastructure, investment, opportunities in their respective areas.
Some marginalised areas in Matebeleland South, Binga, Mberengwa are deprived of good roads, hospitals, schools and electricity.
ZANU-PF political leadership has a tendency of canvassing support in areas such as Uzumba, Chiredzi and Mutoko but dump them soon after winning elections.
FORUS believes there is a compelling need to decentralize services and prioritize rural development.
The party believes in the equal distribution of the national cake for the good of the citizens.
The rural populace which constitutes the better part of the national population is key in the economic development of the nation.