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Mnangagwa's ministers sworn in

by Staff reporter
13 Sep 2023 at 18:57hrs | Views
Newly appointed Cabinet ministers have made a commitment to immediately start their work, while their senior colleagues have pledged to consolidate the achievements of the Second Republic, which have been the defining features of President Mnangagwa's administration.

Following the swearing-in of Cabinet ministers, Ministers of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, and Deputy Ministers at State House in Harare yesterday, President Mnangagwa's message of hard work and consolidation resonated strongly in their calls for development.

Last week, President Mnangagwa, who presided over the ministers' swearing-in ceremony, announced that his second term would focus on consolidating the progress made during his first term and advancing Zimbabwe's goal of becoming an upper-middle-class economy by 2030.

This message was echoed by the new ministers as they spoke to the media, embodying the Second Republic's motto, "Nyika Inovakwa Nevene Vayo."

Among the new faces who took their oaths of office were Barbara Rwodzi (Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry), Edgar Moyo (Minister of Energy and Power Development), Lovemore Matuke (Minister of Provincial Affairs in the Office of the President and Cabinet), Torerai Moyo (Minister of Primary and Secondary Education), and Tatenda Mavetera, who assumed the role of Minister of Information, Communication Technology.

Minister Mavetera, who has a background in acting, expressed her commitment to ensuring that information and communication technologies (ICTs) reach every rural area in alignment with President Mnangagwa's vision of inclusivity. She emphasized the importance of ICT for Zimbabwe's progress and growth.

President Mnangagwa's Cabinet selections encompassed ministers from all ten provinces of the country, with a particular emphasis on appointing women to key government positions.

Minister Rwodzi, now leading the Ministry of Tourism, aims to achieve the sector's economic target of US$5 billion by 2025 through hard work and efforts to promote tourism both domestically and internationally.

Jenfan Muswere, the new Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, emphasized the importance of an informed citizenry in achieving Vision 2030. He pledged to work with all media organizations, both public and private, to help the country achieve its goals.

Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, the new Minister of Women Affairs, Community and Small to Medium Enterprises, highlighted the role of women and SMEs in contributing to economic growth and expressed her commitment to supporting and harnessing their potential.

Infrastructure development was also a key focus, with Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development Felix Mhona vowing to accelerate existing projects and innovate in road management.

From the seasoned ministers to the newcomers, the message was one of continuity and determination to build on the progress witnessed between 2018 and 2023, with a shared goal of realizing Vision 2030. The ministers are eager to contribute to Zimbabwe's development and growth. The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Vice Presidents Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi.

Source - The Herald