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Zimbabwe Government Focuses on Economic Development and Peace

The Government of Zimbabwe has issued a statement to inform the nation that it is focussed on the acceleration of economic development projects aimed at improving the lives and livelihoods of the people of Zimbabwe.

The statement, which was delivered by the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Dr Jenfan Muswere, said that Zimbabwe’s economic outlook is positive with a projected economic growth rate of 5.3 percent.

“Based on this background the country continues on its drive as we expect the economic incremental trajectory to continue,” Dr Muswere said.

He added that the focus is on accelerating economic growth in all spheres of the economy including tourism, mining, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, and infrastructure development as well as encouraging investors to take advantage of the investor-friendly policies that the government has put in place including the ease of doing business.

Dr Muswere also said that the government has since moved past the election frenzy and there is no restlessness in the country.

“In order to preserve this peace and tranquillity, the nation is informed that the government has structures in place to handle any disorder aimed at disturbing the peace-loving people of Zimbabwe,” he said.

He further said that the government encourages opposition political parties to deal with their internal contradictions peacefully and that the government will make sure that all the people of Zimbabwe’s peace, rights and business operations are protected.

The statement comes amid reports of some opposition parties planning to stage protests against the government over various issues such as human rights violations, corruption, and economic mismanagement.

The government has previously warned that it will not tolerate any unlawful demonstrations that threaten the stability and security of the country.