New Fi­nance Min­is­ter aims at cur­rency re­forms

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From Page 1 min­ing in­dus­try gen­er­ates $12 bil­lion in an­nual rev­enues within five years.

“My main agenda is to help the Pres­i­dent achieve his goal for Zim­babwe to be­come a mid­dle-in­come econ­omy by 2030. Our tar­get is to en­sure that by 2023, the min­ing sec­tor can gen­er­ate an­nual rev­enue of $12 bil­lion. We be­lieve this is very achiev­able and we are on the right track in line with our goals for ev­ery sub-sec­tor, such as our am­bi­tion to pro­duce 100 tonnes of gold an­nu­ally.”

New ICT and Courier Ser­vices Min­is­ter Kazembe Kazembe said he was up to the task de­manded by Vi­sion 2030.

“I am ea­ger to re­pay the con­fi­dence Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa has shown in me by do­ing my best to drive ICT for­ward. This sec­tor has a mas­sive role to play for the de­vel­op­ment of our coun­try and I will do my best to en­sure that it plays its part in the vi­sion for Zim­babwe to be­come a mid­dlein­come econ­omy by 2030,” he said.

Jus­tice, Le­gal and Par­lia­men­tary Af­fairs Min­is­ter Ziyambi Ziyambi, who re­tained his post, said he would foster a le­gal frame­work and en­vi­ron­ment to un­der­pin Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa’s vi­sion.

“This is a very in­spir­ing Cab­i­net which proves that our Pres­i­dent is a man of his word be­cause what he preached dur­ing the cam­paign­ing is what he has im­ple­mented. It is clear that this Cab­i­net will be pri­ori­tise eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment over any­thing else.

“On my part as a min­is­ter, I am go­ing to do all I can to pro­mote leg­is­la­tion that pro­motes eco­nomic growth and the ease of do­ing busi­ness. We are also go­ing to do all we can to im­prove our hu­man rights record so that we can re­pair our im­age in the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity.”

First time ap­pointees to Cab­i­net rank in the ex­ec­u­tive line-up are Prof Ncube, Mon­ica Mutsvangwa (In­for­ma­tion, Pub­lic­ity and Broad­cast­ing Ser­vices), Dr Seka­sai Nzenza (Public Ser­vice, Labour and So­cial Wel­fare), Kirsty Coven­try (Youth, Sports, Arts and Recre­ation), Dr Oba­diah Moyo (Health and Child Care), Man­gal­iso Ndlovu (In­dus­try and Com­merce), Joel Big­gie Ma­tiza (Trans­port and In­fras­truc­tural De­vel­op­ment) and Cain Math­ema (Home Af­fairs and Cul­tural Her­itage).

All nine Min­is­ters of State for the Prov­inces an­nounced last Fri­day are first-time ap­pointees, and five of them are women. Fur­ther, the two Min­is­ters of State in the VicePres­i­dents Of­fices, Eve­lyn Ndlovu (VP Con­stantino Chi­wenga’s Of­fice) and Davis Mara­pira (VP Kembo Mo­hadi’s Of­fice), oc­cupy that rank for the first time.

Thir­teen of the 14 deputy min­is­ters have never held that of­fice, com­plet­ing the sweep­ing changes Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa has made to the high­est lev­els of the ex­ec­u­tive in ful­fil­ment of his pre­elec­tion prom­ise to bring in new high-end tal­ent, skill and ex­pe­ri­ence.

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