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Mnangagwa challenges Command Agric beneficiaries

by Staff Reporter
21 Dec 2016 at 19:58hrs | Views
Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the US$500 million Command Agriculture scheme is a key mega national project and beneficiaries have no excuse for failing to deliver on the targeted grain tonnage.

Mnangagwa made the remarks during the Zimbabwe Project Management Awards ceremony meant to recognise outstanding projects and project managers.

The government says it expects beneficiaries of the Command Agriculture Programme to deliver the targeted grain tonnage of 2 million metric tonnes and has reminded those misdirecting resources that they risk being punished.

Acting President Mnangagwa, who was the guest of honour at the awards ceremony, said the mega project funded through domestic resource should succeed at all cost and beneficiaries have no excuse for failure.

Mnangagwa who highlighted the negative impact of corruption in the implementation of national projects said going forward government will focus on project cost and quality to ensure that there is value for money.

The acting president said the country should harness its sound human capital base in effective project implementation and fostering entrepreneurship.

Outstanding businesses and individuals were honoured during the event with many of them pledging to ensure that their projects contribute to the realisation of ZIM ASSET targets.

The Construction Manager of the Year Award went to Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe General Manager Mr David Chawota while the Telecommunications Manager Award went to TelOne Managing Director Mrs Chipo Mtasa.

Alternative Energy Solutions Award Organisation of the Year went to Intratreck Zimbabwe while Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries received the Institution of the Year Award.

Source - zbc