Zanu PF deputy director for information Psychology Maziwisa yesterday said President Robert Mugabe’s speech in Parliament where he promised a brighter economic future for all Zimbabweans and urged people to uphold peace was exciting news.
Maziwisa said this in an interview with NewsDay, where he described Mugabe’s State of the Nation Address as “spot on”.
In his State of the Nation Address on Tuesday, Mugabe unveiled a 10-point economic revival plan covering essential pillars of the economy such as agriculture, mining, manufacturing, and tourism, among others.
He said the country’s economy was poised for a giant take-off that was essential for economic growth.
“We wish to congratulate Mugabe for his timely, progressive and economic growth-oriented State of the Nation Address which set the tone for inevitable economic growth in the country,” Maziwisa said.
“He detailed a 10-point plan which covered essential economic pillars like agriculture, value addition and beneficiation, foreign direct investment, parastatal reform and an anti-corruption thrust that is consistent with the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation, and our determination as a party to improve the welfare of the Zimbabwean people.”
Maziwisa said Zanu PF was delighted that Mugabe had directed the government to embark on a rapid implementation drive of the 10-point plan to maintain the momentum that had seen “the massive execution of infrastructural development in the transport and energy sectors such as the recent completion of the rehabilitation of the Plumtree-Mutare Highway.”
He also hailed what he said was “imminent dualisation of the Beitbridge-Harare Highway as well as the on-going work at Kariba and Hwange Power stations”.
Other analysts have, however, blasted Mugabe’s address, with opposition parties, and political and economic analysts saying Mugabe’s party was clueless in addressing the country’s free-falling economy.
Zimbabwe is currently facing a serious deflation that has witnessed company closures and massive job cuts.