By Bruce Chahwanda Political Editor
THE revolutionary ZANU PF party is confident that the country’s economy is set to grow by six percent on the back of a bumper agricultural output, increased energy production and construction activities.
The confidence by the ruling party comes at a time when the country’s enemies are ignoring developments of the grounds which have been noted by multilateral financial institutions.
ZANU PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo said given the number of projects being undertaken by government, there is nothing that will stop the economy from realising a positive growth rate of six percent.
“An economic recovery is underway in 2021, with real GDP expected to grow by about six percent, reflecting a bumper agricultural output, increased energy production, and the resumption of greater manufacturing and construction activities. In addition to that, facts and statistics on the ground attest to the fact that Zimbabwe has achieved full food security following a successful agricultural season headlined by the Pfumvudza/ Intwasa Farming Programme and the Presidential Inputs Support Scheme. Resultantly, Zimbabwe has migrated from being a food importer as witnessed by the ban on importation of grain maize and mealie ¬meal with the country looking forward to become a potential exporter of maize and other farm products. There is no doubt that this is a radical departure from what was obtaining before the New Dispensation arrived,” said the party Spokesperson Cde Simon Khaya Moyo.
Ambassador Moyo also commended government for the infrastructure development projects which seek to connect the country to the region.
“The People’s Manifesto indeed was very clear on our commitment to connecting Zimbabwe to the region and the world at large through modernization of our road network which in H.E, The President CDE ED Mnangagwa’s own words “must speak to other roads in the region.” Our government has left a permanent mark on our arterial roads and there is no need for any further explanation on that. The dams’ construction countrywide and erection of irrigation structures to support agriculture and defy climate change are a reality for all to see,” he said.
Government has embarked on political reforms through the repealing of AIPPA and POSA as well as the opening up of the democratic space.