We can meet Zim-Asset targets: First Lady

via We can meet Zim-Asset targets: First Lady | The Herald July 2, 2015

The First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe says the success of the Government’s economic blueprint, Zim-Asset, lies solely in the hands of Zimbabweans.

Speaking in Kadoma yesterday, the First Lady said it was through good infrastructure that the country could attract investors.

“We can reach that point. The private sector, like we’re witnessing today, is key to the development of this country. We develop things on our own and we don’t look up to foreigners because if you see them coming, they are coming to loot our resources,” she said, speaking at the commissioning of earthmoving equipment worth $3 million and a ground-breaking ceremony for the Macsherp Housing Scheme.

The Macsherp Housing Scheme is set to benefit about 3 000 low-income earners and the equipment, supplied by XGMA Zimbabwe, will be used to service the stands.

The equipment included bulldozers, a grader, excavators and tipper trucks. Said the First Lady: “It’s now a dream come true to many households to own a property in town, a rare phenomenon for the black majority during the colonial era. Such milestone achievements in our lifetime are worth celebrating.” She urged businesspeople in various towns to emulate the initiative by Macsherp Holdings to alleviate the shortage of accommodation.

The Government is targeting to build 313 000 units by 2018.

Amai Mugabe said people who had skipped the country seeking asylum in Western countries had realised that home is best as they were now facing all kinds of ill-treatment in those countries.

The First Lady said she had seen vast difference between the current Vice Presidents (Cdes Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko) as compared to the previous office holder, Dr Joice Mujuru.

“I’ve lost count of the times we have met,” Cde Mugabe said.

“This is the leadership we want, those who know they’re there to work for the people. We talk development.”

The two VPs attended the event together with several Cabinet Ministers. Macsherp Holdings managing director Jimayi Muduviri said; “The time for politics is gone and it’s now time for development to meet our Zim-Asset targets. As such, we request Amai Mugabe to be our matron as she stands for development.”

XGMA assistant general manager George Maposa said they were ready to partner businesspeople and land developers to complement the provision of decent accommodation.

Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Ignatius Chombo said with committed land developers, civil servants, youths, women and war veterans would benefit from the Government National Housing Delivery Programme.


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    grabmore 7 years ago

    How come 3 million people ran away in terror to seek asylum in Western countries when it was Mugabe but none when it was “the colonial era”. Also…. If you are targeting to build 313000 houses by 2018 but only now commissioning some equipment maybe this Zimasset nyaya is getting stale.

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    The Mind Boggles 7 years ago

    The equipment included bulldozers, a grader, excavators and tipper trucks. Said the First Lady:

    All equipment provided by the dreaded foreigners!!! ZPF can’t even supply a badza !!!!

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    Michael 7 years ago

    This typist – who got a doctorate degree after a two month study period – said that foreign investors are looters. That would bring them in conflict with her husband, herself and other professional looters in in the Government of Zimbabwe.

    It is really funny how a major looter in her own right can accuse others of looting.

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    This is a global world Mai Mugabe. It is not a case of looting when investors want to come in. It is a case of doing business. But, carry, on cut off your nose to spite your face. They don’t want to come anyway. There are other places to go with better governments in place, governments that see a win / win situation.

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    This whore though , ZimAsset failed a long time ago and the Chinese are not “foreigners” l guess?You , Zanu PF and those freaking Chinese are the worst people to ever happen to Zimbabwe.Even Gaddafi never saw it coming but hey every dog has its day!

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    There can be no progress or prosperity until the insane vermin are exterminated.

    What a lot of midless waffle! And of course this had to come from Pravda (The Herald) didn’t it? Specialists in fiction