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Mnangagwa tells new Cabinet to put people first

Mnangagwa tells new Cabinet to put people first

HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged the new Cabinet ministers to serve the nation with humility and put the people’s interests first. He spoke at a high-level retreat in Harare yesterday, where he outlined his vision for his second and final term of office.

Mnangagwa said he expected the ministers, deputy ministers, permanent secretaries and senior officials to work together as a team and respect the people, especially the elderly. He warned against arrogance and abuse of power, saying they were servants of the people and not their masters.

“Our people deserve quality, affordable and accessible services. Under our watch, as members of the Executive more of our people must be taken out of poverty into prosperity, especially the vulnerable, women and youth.

“To achieve this, servant leadership, continuous learning and the responsive implementation of policies and projects remain integral. Further, we must work with a great sense of urgency, unity of purpose and seamless synergies,” he said.

He also stressed the need for urgency, innovation and results-oriented policies and projects to achieve economic growth, modernisation, industrialisation and global competitiveness. He said the government would continue to create a conducive environment for investment, dialogue and digital transformation.

He added that the government would focus on some key areas such as food security, infrastructure development, research, science, technology and innovation. He said he wanted to leave a lasting legacy for Zimbabwe.