ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Zimbabwean President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa extended a Christmas gift to village heads at Lundi Primary School in Zvishavane by presenting 54 bicycles as part of an initiative to enhance local mobility.
Through the Zimbabwean Ministry of Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting, President Mnangagwa expressed that the bicycles were intended to support local mobility.
In a statement, the ministry shared, “Today, His Excellency President Mnangagwa #edmnangagwa donated 54 bicycles to Chief Mapanzure, at Lundi Primary School in Zvishavane.
“The bicycles will be distributed to village heads.”
In a complementary gesture, the First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa, contributed to the festive spirit by presenting Christmas hampers to the wives of the village heads in attendance.
While the Christmas gift initiative aimed at promoting mobility in local communities, it has generated criticism on social media, sparking outrage among some Zimbabwean citizens.
Meanwhile, the gift has generated reaction form Zimbabwean citizens on social media.
@SinatraGunda wrote, “Remove this ,it’s embrassing .54 bicycles and the cost of sending your Entourage there .Do you guys even do a cost benefit analysis?”
Reacting also, @SimonTshuma1 wrote, “In this age still distributing biycles. Am sure the President can afford ma Honda Fit for every Village in the country.”
Another citizen @MpongoNhla29781 said, “21st century, others are progressing with self driving electrical cars, charge stations, cheaper internet and you think in Zimbabwe a bicycle is good enough?”
Below are images of the bicycles and the presentation: