At 42, Zim’s star shines brighter.

Capitalk Reporter |  1 year ago | top

President Mnangagwa says the country will enjoy universal access to healthcare, free education, affordable accommodation, and improved working conditions for employees as he walks the talk on development that leaves no one and no place behind.

Addressing the nation in Bulawayo yesterday, where the country’s main Independence Day celebrations were held, the President said that despite the adverse effects of illegal sanctions, COVID-19 and climate change, Zimbabwe has made tremendous progress in the past 42 years of self-rule. He said that as a diverse but united nation under one national flag, the nation should reaffirm and reinforce unity, love, and harmony for one another and for our great country.

The President said that in unity, Zimbabwe is rising without leaving no one and no place behind as we march forward towards our vision of a prosperous and empowered upper-middle-income country by 2030.

The President, who was accompanied by his wife, First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, Zanu PF Second Secretary Kembo Mohadi, and service chiefs, told Zimbabweans to embrace each other, working together in the building of a modern and advanced nation.

President Mnangagwa said that although the country is in the midst of great adversity and difficulties such as the illegal economic sanctions, the country has a lot to be proud of, which was realized over the past 42 years.

He added that lessons have been learned which will make the country’s actions more targeted for coordinated and balanced development. Thus, production, productivity, hard, honest work, innovation, and an entrepreneurial culture are the cornerstones of all our individual and collective national effort.

President Mnangagwa says the government will build an enabling environment for the envisioned modernization and industrialization. He said the second republic is unwavering in its commitment to creating opportunities in agriculture, mining, manufacturing, tourism, infrastructure, healthcare, education, sciences, and information and communication technologies, among other sectors.