President Emmerson Mnangagwa addressed his first campaign rally at Sakubva Stadium in Mutare today, following the launch of the Zanu PF 2018 harmonised election campaign manifesto two weeks ago.
He however bemoaned cash shortages and pledged that efforts were underway to redress the situation. He pledged to work on the return of Zimbabwe’s currency as soon as production levels increased to back printing of own notes.
President Mnangagwa said he was not happy with the way diamonds were being mined in Marange. He said his government was looking into the the issue seriously and would soon make some amendments to make sure the minerals benefited the locals and the nation at large.
President Mnangagwa said his administration also prioritizes Foreign Direct Investment. He said so far over the past five months the country had surpassed US$15 billion in investment pledges.
President Mnangagwa said the land reform Zimbabwe engaged in was done to correct past imbalances and now the precious resource is in the hands of the people.
The refurbishment of the country’s railway system is ongoing and things will be back to normal soon in that sector, said President Mnangagwa.