‘Africa can learn from Zim’s home grown solutions for development’

By Tendai Munengwa

The Second Republic has been showered with praise by Zambia for instituting vibrant socio-economic and political reforms which benefit the citizenry.  

Outgoing Zambian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, His Excellency Emmanuel Chanda paid a courtesy call on President Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House in Harare this Friday to bid farewell after serving for four years in the country.

Briefing the media after a closed door meeting with the President, Ambassador Chanda praised the home grown socio-economic and political policies adopted by the second republic, adding that African solutions are the best for African problems.

“My term has come to an end and am going back home happy after enjoying the way Zimbabwe is developing.  We used to see long queues everywhere but now they are gone. I would like to commend the transformation in major highways which are built using local resources. The political reforms – I was here and part of the 2018 elections as region observer and they were free and fair. The development taking place in Zimbabwe through and I like the mantra “Nyika inovakwa nevene vayo by President Mnangagwa is commendable and I think it is a good lesson to Africa that we can do it as Africans,” he said.

Meanwhile, visiting Mozambican Foreign and Corporation Affairs Minister, Veronica Macamo also paid a courtesy call on President Mnangagwa and briefed him on the outcome of the three day Zimbabwe – Mozambique Joint Permanent commission which ended in Harare this Friday.

“I had a fruitful meeting with President Mnangagwa where I briefed him about our visit, I furnished about the success memorandum of understanding that we signed with Zimbabwe. There were many areas of corporation that we agreed to implement with specified framework. So the JPC is bearing fruit in terms of strengthening our existing bilateral relations,”  she said.

The Mozambican Minister also extended President Filipe Nyusi’s invitation for President Mnangagwa to pay a state visit to Mozambique.