Source: President on call. . . | The Herald October 19, 2019
President Mnangagwa on Monday launched a strategic roadmap to the achievement of a US$12 billion mining industry by 2023 as Government ramps up efforts to increase the sector’s contribution to the economy. In his address, the President said the mining industry was key to Government’s goal of achieving an upper middle income economy by 2030.
“There is no doubt that, leveraging on the gains from our economic reforms, our engagement and re-engagement with the international community, the mining sector presents huge growth prospects towards the speedy attainment of our national vision to become an upper middle income economy by 2030,” he said
On Monday again PRESIDENT Mnangagwa instructed the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to compile a database of graduates countrywide to ensure they secure employment and funding to start projects in line with their areas of qualification.
The latest development comes after the President realised that only 10 percent of the graduates capped every year secure employment.
On Tuesday President chaired the cabinet meeting and it was agreed that the striking doctors should return to their work stations whilst negotiations are going on with the government
PRESIDENT Mnangagwa officially opened the 8th edition of the ZimTrade Annual Exporters’ Conference in Bulawayo on wednesday.
The conference, which is being held in Bulawayo for the first time since its inception in 2012, begins today under the theme: “Rethink, Reform, Export!”
More than 250 local and foreign delegates are expected to attend the business event, which is being organised by the country’s national trade and development promotion agency, ZimTrade.
Thursday President Mnangagwa yesterday warned businesses against relentless price increases, saying the Government will be forced to take action against such practices.
He said a meeting will be held next week between the Government and business to find ways of resolving unwarranted price increases.
The President also warned striking doctors, who have been absconding from duty for nearly two months, and said Government was aware of external forces propping up their illegal industrial action.
On Thursday again, President Mnangagwa urged rural district councils (RDCs) to participate in various ways on October 25 when SADC nations take part in the solidarity day against illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the West.
SADC Heads of State and Government declared October 25 as the day to stand in solidarity with Zimbabwe against the illegal sanctions when they met in Tanzania in August. Leaders of the regional bloc said there was need to take a stand and demand the unconditional removal of the sanctions which have wrecked Zimbabwe’s economy, and also negatively impacted on regional economies.
Yesterday the President attended the HIT graduation ceremony were he was conferred with a Doctrate in technology
He capped 506 graduands.