2020 – year of increased productivity: President Mnangagwa

By ZBC Reporter
The turn of the new year provides a wonderful opportunity not just to look back and take stock of the year that has passed, but more importantly to look to the year that lies ahead. In his new year message, President Mnangagwa said 2020 will be a year of higher productivity, economic growth and job creation.
The President delivered a message of hope encouraged by the progress the country has achieved notwithstanding the difficult conditions.
“2020 will be the year of higher productivity, economic growth, job creation and satisfying the needs of the people. We cannot live in the past we can only learn from it. We must craft a future, benefiting from the wisdom of the past. Therefore, in this coming year, let us all shun violence. Those that propagate violence must be exposed condemned and rejected. Let us declare that never again shall we lose the precious lives of our fellow countrymen, women and children for the political or monetary expedience of a few. The prosperity we so desire will be achieved only if we keep moving in unity and with purpose,” said President Mnangagwa.
While 2019 had begun on a very promising note, the nation encountered several setbacks including the devastating Cyclone Idai and a drought that affected food security. President Mnangagwa paid tribute to Zimbabweans for their enduring ability to unite and overcome any obstacle.
“A few months into the year, we sadly experienced the tragic loss of life and property due to Cyclone Idai. We endured as a nation and rode the storm against all odds. Painful as it is often the case, we must persevere through this rough but necessary patch on the road to growth and prosperity,” the President added.
Building on this momentum of togetherness, the country is moving closer to the national vision of a better life for all the people and the national currency that has been introduced must be embraced by all, reiterated the President.
“Our own currency, the Zim dollar introduced during the last quarter of the year must speedily take root. There is no going back on the mono currency. Let us individually and collectively defend and protect it as our symbol of national pride and sovereignty.”
The President’s message was clear that no individual is an island, isolated from the needs and aspirations of the rest of the country and so the coming year, 2020, must be a year of national revival where seeds planted may sprout and grow into a strong and towering tree in the preceding years.