The preparations for the 2022 Heroes Day Commemorations and National Defence Forces day to be held on 8th and 9th of August, 2022 respectively, have commenced in earnest with celebrations to be held across the country.
According to the Minister of ICT, Postal and Courier Services, Jenfan Muswere who was standing in for Minister Monica Mutsvangwa at yesterday’s Post Cabinet Briefing, the venue for the main Heroes Day Commemorations will be the National Heroes Acre in Harare.
“Provinces will also hold commemorations in their respective areas. Government will provide 50 buses for the celebrations in Harare, while 2 buses each will be availed to ferry the public to the provincial venues. The 2022 Zimbabwe Defence Forces Day Celebrations will be held on 9th August, with the main event taking place at the National Sports Stadium in Harare under the theme, ‘Zimbabwe Defence Forces-Creating a Conducive Environment for the Attainment of Vision 2030’.”
Citizens are being encouraged to wear the national dress on this special day which will be available at retail outlets to be announced.
In preparation for the event, Muswere informed the nation that the Zimbabwe Defence Forces will carry out Community Assistance Projects from 1-5 August 2022, and that the completed projects will be handed over to the communities by the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs.
“The Zimbabwe Defence Forces will also carry out a week-long medical outreach during which there will be free consultations and treatment for minor ailments. The Draft Programme for the Defence Forces Day Celebrations is now in place, with some of the highlights being musical entertainment by different artists including a traditional dance group from Botswana, the Zimbabwe Defence Forces Displays; and a soccer match between select teams from the Zimbabwe and Botswana Defence Forces,” said Minister Muswere.
To ease movement to these commemorations, 50 buses have been reserved for the Zimbabwe Defence Forces Day Celebrations in Harare, 15 for Bulawayo and 2 for each of the remaining provinces.
Districts are encouraged to submit requests for fuel and mobilise transport to ferry people to the various venues. Learners are also encouraged to attend these celebrations.