We want to grow our economy, Mnangagwa says


Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the new administration would like to grow the country’s economy and improve the lot of the people. He told the captains of industry, according to The Herald, that: “Overall we want to grow our economy. We want to improve the lot our people. We want to create employment, to grow our industry, our mining sector and our manufacturing sector. There are areas which can quickly show results and there are others which require longer gestation to realise the benefits.  Because of what has happened in this country we would want to prioritise these issues and see things that can quickly bring about creation of employment, bring about development, bring about hope in our people and this will depend on yourselves telling us from where you work to say in our area these are things we want you to address.” Mnangagwa said to streamline their activities each of the two vice-presidents had been given ministries to oversee. He would be in charge of: Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development; Health and Child Care; Lands and Rural Resettlement; Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare; Mines and Mining Development; Tourism and Hospitality Industry; Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development; Sport, Arts and Culture and Small to Medium Enterprises and Co-operative Development. His colleague, Phelekezela Mphoko, would oversee: Home Affairs; Defence;  Presidential Affairs; Transport and Infrastructural Development; Foreign Affairs; Youth Development, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment; Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development; Energy and Power Development; Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development; Information, Media and Broadcasting Services and Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services.


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