HARARE – In a bid to secure party activities and prevent unauthorized attendees, ZANU PF is set to implement a mandatory system of electronic membership cards integrated with Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
The move comes as part of the party’s effort to modernize and safeguard its activities from infiltration.
The Central Committee report highlights the significance of this digital transformation, emphasizing its role in refining the professionalization of the party.
This technological upgrade is aligned with the current trends of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
The report further underscores that the rollout of electronic party cards and the creation of an electronic membership database will be an ongoing process, ensuring the registration of all party members.
These electronic membership cards will be required during all party activities to prevent non-members from gaining access to party gatherings.
Moreover, the adoption of this digital system is part of ZANU PF’s larger plan to establish the legal and authentic membership of the party, increase funding through subscription fees, and unlock the economic potential of genuine members.
The ZANU PF electronic card, linked to the ZimSwitch platform, is a versatile tool that allows members to make purchases as long as they have credited funds.
It is expected to streamline various party processes and facilitate transactions within the organization.
Additionally, the party is taking steps to ensure the responsible use of party vehicles.
Tracking systems will be installed in all party vehicles to monitor compliance with road and safety regulations.
Any misuse of these vehicles, such as attempts to avoid toll fees, will lead to the withdrawal of the vehicles.
This measure aligns with the party’s policy of servant leadership and aims to curb any potential abuses of membership privileges.
The introduction of ICT-linked membership cards and vehicle tracking systems demonstrates ZANU PF’s commitment to modernization, professionalization, and safeguarding the integrity of party activities.
As ZANU PF continues its journey toward digital development, the party is dedicated to ensuring the security and authenticity of its members and activities.
The technological advancements will further enhance ZANU PF’s presence and operations, contributing to its ongoing development as a political organization.