BY ZBC Reporter
The Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa has rallied information officers to package success stories of the second republic.
Minister Mutsvangwa officially opened her ministry’s 2021 strategic plan meeting in Kariba where she challenged information officers to package for the public the successes recorded by the Second Republic, which include media reforms and the current economic stability.
“By and large the repression and decay of the past have been dispensed with. Henceforth the challenge for information is to seize the future as game-changing reforms in economics and finance take hold and deepen. The public has been gripped by a new sense of self-confidence as consumers too. The business sector is bullish as they produce in a more predictable market environment. Our task as information officers is to be alive to this new vista of opportunities.”
Minister Mutsvangwa also challenged the information officers to highlight the success stories of the tobacco farmers and small scale gold miners who have immensely contributed to the forex stocks in the country.
“We must tell stories of the plucky 190 000 TIMB registered contract farmers who have contributed billions to the national fiscus. Year after year the golden leaf sales since 2004 have rendered singular success to the historic Land Reform.”
Among those who attended the strategic plan meeting were the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Mr Nick Mangwana, boards of parastatals under the ministry and senior management staff from the ministry and the parastatals.