Economy on the rise: President Mnangagwa

by Dorcas Rumano

ZANU PF First Secretary and President, Emmerson Mnangagwa said that since he assumed office in November last year, the country's economy has been strongly growing.

President Mnangagwa said those remarks yesterday during a campaign star rally where he addressed thousands of ruling party supporters in Harare who had thronged the National Sports Stadium.

The President said that during the eight months that he had been in office, National Social Security Authority (NSSA) registered 86000 formal jobs, a situation which indicates a positive growth of the economy.

President Mnangagwa told the Zanu PF supporters that the economy had grown and was likely to further improve by the end of the year since his administration had created an environment that was conducive for the growth of the economy and investors.

“We have opened the country to the world through the Zimbabwe is Open for business campaign. We must commend ourselves for what we have done so far including the $20 billion investment commitments made so far," said President Mnangagwa.


He added that, “Over the last eight months, I have shared our vision. We cannot go where we want overnight. The role of the President is to act and we shall act and act. We have begun to implement the plans that we have in all subsectors of the economy."

President Mnangagwa has done a number of ground breaking ceremonies on rehabilitation of national projects. The ground breaking ceremonies include the expansion of Hwange Thermal Power Station and Robert Mugabe International Airport among others.

The Harare Province star rally was attended by ZANU PF senior officials, members of South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) and Mozambique's FRELIMO, among other regional revolutionary parties and a host of foreign observers.