New Dispensation unstoppable

Grace Chekai

The New Dispensation is working flat out to turn around the country’s economic fortunes which were going downhill close to two decades. If all Zimbabweans across the socio-political-economic divide are honest enough, due credit should be given to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration. Constructive criticism is most welcomed guaranteed it’s devoid of malice to satisfy selfish interests of those with political ambitions at the expense of ordinary Zimbabweans.

Consequently those misguided Zimbabweans working with some foreign agencies to cause regime change in Zimbabwe, by engaging in retrogressive agenda (kudira jecha) in opposition of Government’s developmental projects should know that the days are numbered as the forthcoming Patriotic Bill will expose their nefarious agenda.

However, the New Dispensation won’t be deterred by the State failure narrative being peddled by detractors bent on disrupting the socio-political-economic successes already being witnessed in the country. The developmental projects that the Government is doing have already improved the lives of the people.

The New Dispensation passed off economic policies with a vision of creating an upper middle-income economy by 2030.These economic policies to date have shown that Vision 2030 is possible.

Of note much to the chagrin of the country’s enemies, the New Dispensation has stabilised the Zimbabwean dollar, which has seen prices of basic commodities stabilising, improved infrastructure among other things.

President Emmerson MNANGAGWA appointed a number of technocrats to his cabinet as a way of showing his commitment to change. In the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, President Mnangagwa appointed Professor Mthuli Ncube, a guru in economic issues.

Minister Ncube has indeed proved his mettle and knows his mandate. His task which entails to reform the monetary system in particular the problems of currency instability has proven to be fruitful.

Zimbabwe had not had its own independent currency for a decade, relying instead on a basket of multiple of currencies. Minister Ncube changed all this. Before the dawn of the New Dispensation price of commodities used to change on a daily basis, giving headaches to many a Zimbabweans. Minister Ncube worked all this out and managed to stabilise the re-introduced Zimbabwean dollar.

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe also replaced the interbank market with a weekly foreign exchange auction system to determine the Zimbabwe dollar exchange rate together with industry and commerce, and also to improve transparency and efficiency in trading of foreign exchange in the country. This ingenious plan has stabilised the economy, which was on a free fall. Most importantly prices of most commodities have been stable since the weekly foreign exchange auction was introduced.

It can also be noted that there has been a rapid infrastructure development across the country since the inception of the New Dispensation. Economic analysts are acknowledging the significant change in infrastructure development boost trade between Zimbabwe and the rest of the world.

The Marongora-Hellsgate section of the Makuti-Chirundu road which is part of projects to improve the North-South corridor was completed with the coming in of the New Dispensation.

Coupled with ongoing projects along the Beitbridge-Harare Highway, Government has set its sights on upgrading the Kazungula-Victoria Falls Highway.

The New Dispensation has made it possible for the Zimbabwe Government to be incorporated in the Kazungula bridge that links Botswana, Zambia and Africa`s hinterland in a development that will enhance intra-regional trade and cooperation.

Zimbabwe will soon be part of the project after pledging to pay its share of the bridge having been left out due to a diplomatic standoff before the dawn of the New Dispensation.

Apart from that, the New Dispensation is also carrying out infrastructural development projects across the country to ensure that its rural populace are empowered to engage in economic activities, to this end dams are being completed and irrigation schemes are being revived.

Vision 2030 is indeed possible under the New Dispensation. With the rate in which the economy is moving nothing can stop the New Dispensation from achieving its dreams of a prosperous society by 2030.