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Government implements close to 7 000 life-changing projects since 2018

Story by Owen Mandovha, Business Reporter

GOVERNMENT has successfully implemented 6 869 development projects across the country since 2018 which continue to benefit the citizenry by creating jobs and improving livelihoods.

The life-changing projects have been implemented in all sectors of the economy in all the country’s ten provinces.

In a post-cabinet media briefing this Tuesday, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa noted that a combination of government-spearheaded projects and private-public partnerships have been rolled out, with the Midlands Province being the biggest recipient.

“The nation is being advised that a total of 6 869 projects were implemented across the country’s ten provinces, 4 984 of which were completed and 67 are soon to be completed. Of these projects, 1 083 are in the Midlands Province with 791 being completes and 292 soon to be completed,” she said.

In a major shift of Zimbabwe’s education model from the 3.0 model to the practical heritage-based Education 5.0 system, the cabinet adopted the National Technical and Vocational Educational and Training Policy.

“As the nation may recall, the Second Republic is on a trajectory to transform the education system from the traditional education 3.0 model to the heritage-based 5.0. This model is grounded on the production of goods and services, thereby creating entrepreneurs for the industrialisation and modernisation of Zimbabwe. The policy seeks to align education and skills to promote wealth creation and entrepreneurship opportunities.

“The thrust of the Second Republic is that all learning in tertiary institutions shall be for the purpose of advancing national development,” she added.

As the government seeks to keep the cholera outbreak under control, Cabinet has also put in place measures to manage the outbreak.

“Cabinet wishes to advise the nation that the cholera situation is under control. Active screening at ports of entry and exit has been initiated, and surveillance activities are ongoing. Cabinet approved a total budget of US$24 168 353 for the cholera preparedness and response plan,” noted Senator Mutsvangwa.

On the appeal for support as part of the mobilisation of resources for the Malawi Cyclone Freddy Relief Package, Cabinet noted an overwhelming response from the private sector as the government seeks to assist its neighbour to mitigate the effects of the disaster.

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