Thupeyo Muleya Beitbridge Bureau
Cabinet has approved the implementation of 116 priority projects under the 100 Day Cycle initiative that seeks to accelerate meaningful development nationwide in line with the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1).
Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa, during a post-Cabinet briefing on Tuesday, said that the projects will be implemented between August 2 and November 10.
She said these were approved as presented by the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and Monitoring Implementation of Government Programmes in the President’s Office, Dr Joram Gumbo.
“Minister Gumbo indicated that the priority projects were selected on the basis of set criteria and should contribute to the attainment of the National Development Strategy 1: 2021-2025, and have an impact on the livelihoods of the citizenry,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.
“The selected projects are citizen-centric, of high impact and can be implemented rapidly. Resources are readily available.
The projects are drawn from Ministerial annual plans and linked to the Whole-of-Government Performance Management System (WOGPMS).”
She said 71 percent of the submitted projects are underway while 29 percent are new.
Minister Mutsvangwa said the projects were clustered according to the 14 thematic areas of NDS1.
These, she said, include Digital Economy (6), Youth, Sport and Culture (5), Economic Growth and Stability (15), Image Building and International Re-engagement (12), Devolution (2), and Social Protection (7).
“Other clusters include; Human Capital Development (9), Health and Well-being (5), Housing Delivery (9), Environmental Protection, Climate Resilience and Natural Resource Management (3), Governance (11), Moving the Economy up the Value Chain and Structural Transformation (9), Infrastructure and Utilities (21), and Food and Nutrition Security (5).”