Joshua Dzerumbaira (29) Cross border trader, Marlborough
(pictured above). My dream for 2014 is for my business to expand as I am working on a very small scale at the moment. I hope to get more orders to bring in clothes for people and to sell at the flea markets. The challenge at the moment is that because the economy is so bad people have no money to spend on luxuries like clothes. If I do well in the first quarter of this year my other dream is to do some computer studies to add some extra qualifications so that I can get a better steady job. I would love to study graphic design.
Rosemary Masunga (36) Office manager, Greendale
My hopes and inspirations for the future will be to be able to extend a helping hand to the less privileged in my community especially a girl child. I would like to be able to share my views with youngsters that leadership does not start on the day of a promotion to a particular position. Each and every one of us is a leader in our own right and with that comes a universal responsibility to nurture family and friends and to be the best that they can be. Each of us has a role to play that will impact positively on the people we live with.
Above all I hope to see Zimbabwe blossom into a happy nation.
Precious Shumba (38) Director of Harare Residents’ Trust, Mbare
For 2014, as the Harare Residents Trust (HRT) we hope that the council prioritises the issue of waste management and water delivery to every household, given that most households in Harare and the surrounding areas do not receive municipal water. Our expectation is to build citizens’ responsibility starting at household level up to community level and the local authority has to take seriously the crisis that we confront of declining service provision. It has to be realised that to achieve the vision of a free and prosperous citizenry, the communities have to come together and rally around specific issues of common interest and desist from the belief that money alone can help resolve service delivery challenges. It needs collective approaches that are inclusive and responsive to the expressed needs of citizens.
Elton Moyo (21), Entrepreneur,
In 2014 I hope to access some funds to expand my horticultural business by drilling a borehole and thus providing employment to the youths as well as contributing to the country’s GDP. I also want to volunteer at Imire for wildlife conservation, particularly the protection of the black rhino which is on the verge of extinction. Lastly I would want to further enhance and develop my leadership and communication skills by joining Toastmasters International.