President Mnangagwa’s 100 Days of Action a Resounding Success
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President Mnangagwa’s first 100 days in office have been a huge success, with signs that beyond the first three months, the country is likely to reap huge economic, political and social benefits.
The President was sworn in on 24 November last year and completes his first 100 days in office on Tuesday.
Reflecting on his first 100 days in office, the President said: “The bottom line is an economy which is back on its feet.” Among other notable achievements, President Mnangagwa said his Government managed to secure $3 billion investment commitment from global companies.
In a video posted on his Facebook Page, President Mnangagwa said: “Across all areas it has been a time of action. On economy, we passed a bold responsible Budget that cut huge swathes of waste, scaled back Indigenisation Act to open the economy to investment, facilitated greater use of mobile money to combat the cash crisis and to cut excise duty on petrol and small bank transfers.
“On corruption, the phrase zero tolerance approach has been backed up by action. We instituted a three-month amnesty to get back stolen funds, mandated all Cabinet ministers to declare assets, created dedicated anti-corruption courts in all provinces and clamped down on police roadblocks.”
President Mnangagwa continued: “Internationally, we have been working hard to build our international relations and bring in investment and so far we have secured US$3 billion of investment commitments from some of the biggest companies in the world and in terms of human development we have ensured free health care for vulnerable groups while increasing the health and education budgets dramatically.
“We must, of course, be realistic and recognise that it takes more than 100 days to recover an economy.”