Mnangagwa vowed to move Zimbabwe ‘towards a more prosperous future’

By Almot Maqolo

Presidentstyle Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday said his administration remains committed towards a more prosperous future, in spite of the current social and economic challenges in the country induced by Covid-19 and drought.

In the last election in 2018, President Mnangagwa secured 50.8 percent of the vote, enough to avoid a run-off against his main opponent, Nelson Chamisa of the MDC Alliance. Chamisa won 44.3 percent of the vote, with the remainder spread among 21 other candidates.

In the legislative segment of the poll, Zanu PF secured more than two-thirds majority in parliament, winning 179out of 270 seats.On 26 August 2020, marked the 2nd anniversary of President Mnangagwa’s substantive first term since his inauguration in 2018. “Two years ago today, I was inaugurated as your President. I vowed to serve Zimbabwe and its people so that we could move towards a more prosperous future,” President Mnangagwa wrote on his twitter handle.

Highlights of the articulated government achievements in two years.

The $4.2 billion USD Great Dyke Platinum Mine is already under construction.

Reintroduced the Zimbabwe Dollar, after 10 years of dollarization and relying on foreign currency.

The $4 billion USD Karo Resources Mhondoro-Ngezi platinum project is ahead of schedule. Completed the Chiredzi-Tanganda Road, with the Makuti-Chirundu and Karoi-Binga roads currently under construction. Implemented a new school curriculum, so that every student is accommodated for.

Compensation for former farm owners by 3.5 billion, ending years of disputes. Ranked third in Africa on budget transparency by the Open Budget Survey. 1.8 million farmers trained for Pfumvudza.

Subsidized agricultural in puts for vulnerable households.

RGM Airport expansion is currently under construction.

$18 billion ZWL stimulus package, to help regenerate our economy post-Covid-19.

Dam projects in Causeway,Gwayi-Shangani and Marovanyati currently under construction.

“Zimbabwe is not without its challenges. But rest assured that myself and this government are fully committed to improving our great nation for the benefit for all Zimbabweans.

Thank you all and may God bless Zimbabwe #Vision2030,” President Mnangagwa said.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Mr Nick Mangwana tweeted: “So much has been achieved and there is so much work in progress inthis short period. Going by the last two years, Zim is destined for great things.”

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