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Why vote President Mnangagwa in the coming elections

29 May 2018 at 14:35hrs | Views
The Zimbabwean economy has been in the doldrums for close to two decades. President E.D Mnangagwa has been the light at the end of the tunnel as his administration priorities the economy over politics. This paradigm shift has insinuated him to Zimbabwean voters as many seek a leader who understands their needs.  

The new dispensation under the leadership of ED Mnangagwa is Economics oriented as the focus is on opening up the country for business, creating jobs, modernizing the public sector and promoting investment, economic empowerment and re-aligning to an investor friendly trajectory that leads to economic growth and job creation.

The land reform program which was implemented in 2000 had seen low yields being harvested due to lack of experience by the beneficiaries and absence of massive and consistent funding. The introduction of Command Agriculture by President Mnangagwa improved the maize output since ours is agro-based and what better better way to earn the much-need foreign currency than revive this critical sector. The leadership of ED Mnangagwa mean business.

President Mnangagwa is always reiterating that Zimbabwe is open for business. His fight is to reengage the International community so that Zimbabwe's economy can improve. He understands that as a country we should not operate in isolation we need others to survive. This was seen by his trips to Davos, Switzerland. He went to Davos to spread the economic gospel. This is his goal other than dwelling much in politics. President Mnangagwa has seen the suffering of the Zimbabweans and has prioritised the revival of the economy first before anything else. Thereby making him a servant of the people. President Mnangagwa's win-win policies are geared towards boosting and safeguarding investments, and improving people's livelihoods.

The International community is also appreciating President's Mnangagwa's efforts of reengagement so as to attract the investors. Respected German-American investment strategist Dr Mark Mobius who manages a portfolio worth more than US$ 47 billion recently cited Zimbabwe as among frontier markets worth investing in. The International community is starting to have confidence in the Zanu PF government. He also went to Qatar in a bid to attract investors for the country and the trip was a success. President Mnangagwa said that crucial progress in a number of fields were made. Its evident investors are excited to be part of the new order, as this continues jobs and cash will follow.

President Mnangagwa is also putting efforts to revive the industries. For instanc, Ziscosteel and Zimasco in Kwekwe. The revival of these companies will see more jobs being created in Zimbabwe. Ziscosteel's revival will trigger growth in Hwange Colliery Company Limited, National Railways of Zimbabwe and other suppliers. The steel giant has over the years caught the eye of investors across the board. He unveiled thirteen locomotives, two hundred wagons and thirty four coaches as also another way of controlling the long-haul road freight which was damaging Zimbabwe's road network.

Through ED Mnangagwa's efforts,  a delegation was sent to the New York's Wall Street, led by Foreign Affairs and International Relations Minister, Major General (Rtd) Sibusiso Moyo and also invited to the  2018 London Commonwealth meeting. Zimbabwe had deeply fractured relations with the West and became increasingly isolated under Mugabe. Zimbabwe Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister, Sibusiso Moyo in his interview said that, the new head of state E.D Mnangagwa informed the world on his inauguration day that isolation was not desirable and that the new era would see the country deepening relations with old friends and reaching out to those who had distanced themselves from Zimbabwe over the past fifteen years.

Government has made tremendous progress in undertaking key reforms which has seen proposals to review the Indigenisation and Empowerment Act and rationalisation of the civil service. His government has also steered up efforts.

The recently launched Zanu PF manifesto indicated that Zimbabwe has a huge and diversified mineral resource base which has also attracted artisanal and small scale miners to contribute significantly to mining output. The government of Mnangagwa will complement the mining efforts so as to boost the economy of Zimbabwe, thereby making the lives of every Zimbabwean better than before. The manifesto indicated that the Zanu PF government, through the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe will avail more facilities to small-scale gold miners. It will also support and capacitate artisanal and smallscale miners in order to increase production and enhance productivity in an environmentally sustainable manner.
ED Mnangagwa a man of the people is fighting very hard to meet the demands of the people. He knows the welfare of the people is more important than paying much attention to politics as with the former. ED Mnangagwa administration knows how to separate politics from the economy, and to that end, the inspirational man has my vote.

Source - Rudo Saungweme
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