Deputy News Editor
Zimbabwe has been thrust on a rapid development trajectory by President Mnangagwa, as evidenced by the massive infrastructure development projects, economic growth and job creation, Mines and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando has said.
Minister Chitando, who is also Gutu Central Constituency legislator, said this over the weekend while addressing victory celebration rallies in Wards 37 and 38 of the constituency.
The celebrations in the two wards had been suspended for a long time in observance of Covid-19 protocols to minimise its spread.
“Our country is witnessing unparalleled development,” he said.
“We are seeing roads being constructed across the country, hospitals and clinics being constructed, companies opening and a lot of jobs being created.
“All this development is a result of a vision that our President gave us. We are grateful to President Mnangagwa for Vision 2030 that he has set for us.”
Under Vision 2030, the Second Republic led by President Mnangagwa is working towards building a new Zimbabwe, a country with a thriving and open economy capable of creating opportunities for investors and employment.
In this regard, the Government says it is determined to leave no stone unturned in transforming Zimbabwe into a knowledge driven and industrialising upper middle income economy by 2030.
Already, roads projects including the mammoth Harare-Masvingo-Beitbridge, are underway while hospitals and clinics are being constructed.
Clean piped and borehole water is also being provided across the communities, with some now using the water to grow crops even in areas where cropping was almost non-existent in the past.
Minister Chitando said countries that have such as Russia and Japan, did not start like that, but it took great visions by leaders.
“No country has ever succeeded in one day. Zimbabwe has its Vision 2030 and we are now on a sustained path to success.
“As ministries, we were asked to come up with plans that we want to implement in support of Vision 2030,” said Minister Chitando. He said the garlic project he initiated in Gutu Constituency, which has been adopted by over 2 000 farmers, was part of efforts to attain Vision 2030.
Japan requires a lot garlic and Gutu was determined to contribute significant quantities, said Minister Chitando, hence his decision to provide seed to farmers.
All 37 schools in Gutu were provided garlic seed. He thanked the supporters for voting him and the ruling Zanu PF in numbers and urged them to invite others to vote for the party in upcoming byline elections and harmonised elections in harmonised elections 2023.
Minister Chitando also urged the supporters to be vaccinated ahead of a potentially deadlier Covid-19 fourth wave, which is wreaking havoc in some European countries. Other officials that attended the victory celebration rallies included Zanu PF provincial Deputy Secretary for Transport and Welfare Cde Josphat Sarukore, District Coordinating Committee chairman for Gutu District, Cde Brain Munyoro and Ward 37 Councillor, Cde Takawira Chezhira.