By ZBC Reporter
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa remains committed towards achieving a goal he set on the 5th of December 2018, a clean environment that has attracted overwhelming buy-in from the country’s citizens.
President Mnangagwa headlined this month’s national clean-up campaign at Kuwadzana shopping centre in Banket, Mashonaland West province, where Banket residents, Zvimba South traditional leaders and the Mashonaland West provincial leadership came out in large numbers to support the initiative.
After cleaning the environs, the President took time to address the waiting crowd, revealing that ninety (92) patents of various innovations have been registered to date and will soon be developed into fully-fledged products and services.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the country will soon realise the fruits of the robust stance adopted by the government when it embraced research-based industrialisation.
“Government has spent close to $18 million on innovation hubs construction while more than a million dollars has been disbursed for the purchase of equipment for the five completed hubs at universities. The innovation hubs are meant to incubate abstract concepts into fully-fledged products and President Mnangagwa is clear on the direction that the country should take to fully harness the potential in Zimbabwean youths,” said the President
On cleanliness, the President said public transport will soon be compelled by law to have bins for the convenience of passengers.
The Minister of State for Mashonaland West Province, Mary Mliswa and the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Mangaliso Ndlovu thanked President Mnangagwa for initiating the clean-up programme.
ZANU PF Mashonaland West Provincial Chairperson, Ziyambi Ziyambi and legislator for Zvimba South Phillip Chiyangwa thanked the president for honouring their area and choosing it to be his second destination for the clean-up campaign in 2020.
The initiative which was launched in 2018 has given every Zimbabwean including school children a religious mandate to partake in cleaning up the environment every First Friday of the Month between 8 and 10 am.
By ZBC Reporter