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Economy on road to recovery: Chiwenga

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ACTING President Constantino Chiwenga yesterday said he was confident that Zimbabwe’s economy was on the mend, as government was working flat out to turn around the country’s fortunes.

BY NIZBERT MOYO

He was speaking at the 2018/19 “national thanksgiving and dedication service” in Bulawayo at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair organised by Faith of the Nation Campaign under the theme It’s Time to Pray and Work for Unity, Peace and Prosperity.

This came as doctors have downed tools demanding salaries in foreign currency and better working conditions.

Civil servants have also threatened a national shutdown if their salary demands were not addressed in the coming weeks.

Year-on-year inflation rate for November also moved to 31,01% as prices of goods and services went up by more than 100%, and in some instances, increasing three-fold.

“Our nation is going through a difficult patch. Our children need jobs. Government is doing its best to turnaround the fortunes of our nation. We are confident that our economy is on the path to recovery. Things will start to look up in the coming months. We have many resources, all of them God-given. We are a hard-working people thanks to the discipline and work ethic. Before long, our nation will prosper,” he said.

“You die even for that which is yours. Our nation still continues to be punished for recovering that which rightfully belongs to it.”

Westerns nations, who accused former President Robert Mugabe of gross human rights violations, imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe after the violent and chaotic fast-track land reform programme in 2000.

The agrarian reform displaced about 4 000 mostly, white commercial farmers without compensation.

Agriculture minister Perrance Shiri has promised government will start compensating the white former farmers for improvements on the seized farms soon after the countrywide land audit.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Chiwenga is far better off keeping quiet for good. Each time he opens hus mouth he exposes how shallow his mind truly is

  2. Chiwenga is far better off keeping quiet for good. Each time he opens hus mouth he exposes how shallow his mind truly is

  3. Cde Acting President,a Cabinet is the highest decision body of the nation and if you allow it to be a play ground tichiita zvehukama nyika inodonha.The cabinet team needs urgent changes and have people whom you can discuss points with kwete vanhu vanokuitai hero worship iyo iri time yebrain storming.Hama nemasahwira vanoiswa mumacommittee ekuvaka makuva kumusha not in cabinet.Look now you are making national decisions which you are changing within 72 hours coz of wrong advise.Our beloved General

  4. Comment…System Tazvida akasiya ayimba, Usamirira Vashandi Vatange Varamwa basa. Leonard Musoro Wenyoka Dembo akatisiirawo Chinyemu naShiri Yakangwara. Thomas Mukanya Mapfumo akatiwo “Corruption”. Ndongotaura zvangu nhatu idzi chete. FIRST THINGS FIRST in a S.M.A.R.T way. Mazimotokari nezvimwe zvirikudiwa neMPs parizvino kwete. Mazimotokari akatengerwa avo naqueen bee, ose ngaaendeswe kuHurumende. Misangano yezvematongerwo enyika ngaisashandisi zvinhu zveHurumende. Endesayi fertilizers kumatunhu enyika kwadzinosviko shandiswa. Kwete kuendesa Zvishavane neMuzarabani kune varimi vasingadzishandisi. We should always Work, Decide and Agree as team Zimbabwe kwete zano ndenga.
    Vene veZimbambe:
    1.What valued have we added to Zim in 2018?
    2. What value will we add to Zim in 2019?
    Tichayeukwawo neyi nevana, nezukuru vedu kana tazofa?
    a.Johani 17 vs 4.
    b.Zakaria 8 vs 16-17.
    c. Varoma 1 vs 25.
    d. Vakose 3 vs 8.
    e. Mateu 5 vs 33-37.
    f. Vatesoronika 4 vs 10.
    RUGARE, PEACE, SHALOM.
    Mapopoma nemafashamu mazhinji zhinji emaropafadzo mose vene veZimbabwe.

  5. PAMAKAITA COUP, MAITI ZVIMWE ITS EASY TO RUN A COUNTRY. ZVECHIGANDANGA NE PFUTI NDOZVINOZIKANWA CHETE. FROM 1980 YOU NEVER DID ANYTHING MEANINGFUL EXCEPT TO LOOT, KILL, LIE AND SLEEP IN PARLIAMENT. ZANU IS A CURSE TO ZIMBABWE.

  6. The phrases “working hard” and “government is doing ALL it can” mean nothing at all coming from Zanu PF – they are always used when the govt officials are in a tight spot and have no answers to pressing problems. This was, and remains, the pattern since 1980.

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