By STAFF WRITER
THE Covid-19 pandemic is the mother of all wars that needs a unified national response said MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa during a press conference held mid-week.
Chamisa also offered his assistance to government in its efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus and urged the political leaders to desist from politicizing the pandemic.
According to the opposition leader the country faced a crisis of monumental proportions and considering the diverse skills and multiple capacities in his party, they were ready to assist.
“We don’t want politicization of the pandemic. We will put politics aside and assist the government to craft those measures.
“This is no time for politics, life is precious, we must preserve it.”
He implored the government to pursue a path that saves lives and protects livelihoods at the same time preventing the collapsing of the economy.
“On top of borrowing from global experience and the best scientific evidence, the government should craft a uniquely Zimbabwean response that is customized and tailored to the circumstances, competencies and capabilities of our great nation.
“The citizens must be clear and in the know on what will happen after the 21-day lockdown period including the end result and what they are expected to do or not do,” he said.
The opposition leader identified three broad areas for greater clarity which are combating the pandemic, measures to cushion citizens from the effects of the lockdown and planning ahead for the reopening of the economy.