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ALL is now set for the Independence Day celebrations in Murambinda with the Children’s Party celebrations taking place today.

President Mnangagwa and First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa are set to host child delegates at the Children’s Party and 3 050 students are expected to take part.

The President will handover 1 000 computers to Buhera District and these will be distributed at all the schools in the District through the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education.

Speaking at a media post Cabinet briefing, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Dr Jenfan Muswere, said the preparations for the main Independence Day celebrations were at an advanced stage.

“The nation is being advised that preparations for the Independence Anniversary Celebrations and the Children’s Party are at an advanced stage,” Minister Muswere said.

“The following construction works have been completed: the Main Arena, the terraces for the football pitch, the changing rooms, ablution facilities, the classroom blocks at Murambinda A and B Primary Schools and Murambinda B Secondary School, and painting of the buildings at the three schools.

“Completed works include desludging of the ablution facilities at the three schools, including the septic tanks at the Zimbabwe Republic Police at Murambinda, installation of perimeter fencing at Murambinda B Secondary School and pitching of tents at the main venue.”

Minister Muswere said the rehabilitation and grading of the major roads has been completed.

He added that the Independence Flame Roadshow will take the Independence Torch to Nyanga, Mutasa (Matumba Six Shrine), Mutare Provincial Heroes Acre, Chimanimani, Chipinge and Buhera.

“The Flame is expected at Dzapasi on 17 April, 2024, where it will be received by Honourable Vice President Mohadi, thereafter, the Flame will be conveyed by torchbearers to the main venue on tomorrow,” Minister Muswere said.

He said the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services will deploy LED screens, two at the Children’s Party and four at the Main Arena in order to cater for the expected overflow audience.

“The Ministry has erected billboards carrying the Independence theme, the bioscope team from the Ministry is raising awareness on the importance of Independence Day and profiling various milestones achieved by the Second Republic.

“The Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage will ensure security throughout the events.

“Regarding entertainment during the event, the nation is informed that twenty shortlisted artists have already started signing contracts.

“The artists include Agatha Murudzwa, Mathias Mhere, Sandra Ndebele, Chief Hwenje, Shantel Sithole, Sulumani Chimbetu, D.J. Fantan Levels, Mark Ngwazi, Bio Mudimba, Nicholas Zacharia, Simon Mutambi, Big Boy, Andy Muridzo, Jah Master, Tambaoga, Diana Samukange, Tswai Tswai Band, Jairos, Simba and Takura and many others.

“Cabinet advises that there will be two soccer matches during the celebrations – Simba Bhora from Mashonaland Central Province will play Manica Diamonds on 17th April, while Highlanders Football Club will play Dynamos Football Club on 18th April, 2024.”

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