By ZBC Reporter
GOVERNMENT says it will not be swayed by social media pressure, from championing projects that improve people’s livelihoods.
Social media has of late become a breeding ground for tarnishing the country’s image, with some individuals and political groups resorting to all sorts of attention-seeking campaigns using different hashtags.
Speaking to ZBC News in Masvingo this Saturday, The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Mr Nick Mangwana said political desperation by those bent on soiling the country’s image will not deter President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government from its mandate of improving livelihoods.
“Political desperation sometimes knows no bounds. So when people are looking for political traction and there is none because the country is all focused on one thing, the preservation of life, they will scrounge around and come up with anything if they can’t they will create. That’s our challenge here .”
Mr Mangwana added that the President remains focused on development despite all the mudslinging taking place on social media.
“I believe the leadership of the President is taking us where we need to go. There is so much noise that’s going on on social media but what was the President doing yesterday? Commissioning a road, a road that will open a whole corridor of trade between Zimbabwe and the rest of the continent. This is what we are talking about that is development. Where was he the day before he was in Victoria Falls, again eye on the ball? Yes, there will be distractions elsewhere but we are keeping the eye on the ball.”
President Mnangagwa is on record calling on Zimbabweans to focus on production across all economic sectors, as the country seeks to overcome its economic challenges.