To be an upper middle income country, Zimbabwe needs to have a per capita income of between US$4 046 and US$12 535. According to the World Bank it had a per capita income of US$1 464 last year which means it has to treble that in the next 10 years.
Information secretary Nick Mangwana, in a video in which he summed up President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s achievements in two minutes, said Mnangagwa’s administration had:
- Turned from a budget deficit to a budget surplus of $1.2 billion.
- Reintroduced the Zimbabwe dollar which has boosted exports and created jobs and has resulted in price stability and declining inflation.
- Produced about 190 000 tonnes of wheat in 2020 compared to 94 700 tonnes last year
- Reduced the government wage bill from 92 percent of government expenditure to 50 percent
- Resolved the issue of compensation of former white farmers
- Introduced climate friendly and high yield pfumvudza farming progrmme which should result in production of 1.4 million tonnes of maize
- Pushed Zimbabwe to number 3 on Africa’s budget transparency list
- Introduced the one-stop Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency
- Reduced the period for starting a business from 32 days to 11 days
- Reduced the number of days to get a construction permit from 208 to 150 days
- Reduced property registration period from 36 to 14 days
- Licensed 6 new TV broadcasters
- Started addressing Gukurahundi issue
- Introduced innovation hubs at universities
- Expanded and modernized Beitbridge Border Post
- Started dualising the Harare-Beitbridge Road
- Started building the new Parliament building
- Started construction of Gwayi-Shangani dam and commissioned Marovanyati dam
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