Mnangagwa pledges to be a listening and responsive president


President Emmerson Mnangagwa said yesterday he will be a listening and responsive president and urged Zimbabweans to engage with the government because no one has a monopoly of ideas.

He pledged in his 2018 New Year message that:

  • 2018 shall be the year of all Zimbabweans.
  • 2018 shall be the year of progress.
  • 2018 shall be the year of credible, free and fair elections.

“The New Year will undoubtedly have immense opportunities and its full share of challenges. But if we remain united as one people, nothing is insurmountable,’ the President said.

“Let us resolve to collectively work hard for the betterment of our country. Let us strive more than ever before to be united in all our endeavours.  ‘For it is indeed good and pleasant when God’s people live together in unity and harmony.’ (Psalms 133v1)……..

“I urge you fellow Zimbabweans to engage with Government, its institutions and agencies for more transparent, just, accountable and responsive governance.

“Indeed no one person or institution has a monopoly of ideas. Let us equally commit to honesty, transparency, accountability and discipline to ensure accelerated national development and progress.

“Collectively we can build a new democratic and prosperous Zimbabwe,” he said.

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