President Emmerson Mnangagwa has ordered his new cabinet ministers to come up with 100-day quick-win government-led intervention plans which make visible impact on the development of the country.
President Mnangagwa said this as he chaired his first inaugural cabinet meeting today.
In his opening remarks at the meeting, President Mnangagwa said the advent of the new dispensation has generated high expectations amongst Zimbabweans, development partners and other stakeholders who rightfully see it as the dawn of a new era.
The President said the meeting comes against the backdrop of major socio-economic challenges that need to be urgently addressed that include the scourge of corruption, the current liquidity crunch, low direct investment inflows and heavy dependency on imports.
Environment, Water and Climate Minister Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri says as part of her 100-day plan, Zimbabwe will see the expansion of water harvesting strategies from existing dams to enable Zimbabweans to grow food in good and drought times.
Speaking soon after the swearing in ceremony at State House in Harare on Monday, Cde Muchinguri-Kashiri said water harvesting strategies will take a national outlook to boost command agriculture results and build lasting solutions to food sustenance.
Newly appointed Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Cde Petronella Kagonye said there is a lot to be done in her ministry which handles various socio-economic issues affecting Zimbabweans.
Minister Kagonye was formerly Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development during the Mugabe-administration’s 2013 appointments.