The state of the nation address (SONA) by President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been jointly upheld for its clarity and for laying out the
SONA has clearly spelt out the vision for the country’s socio economic transformation in line with the agenda for the nation to attain middle income economy status by the year 2030.
Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube said the President’s SONA paves way for the realisation of the country’s full economic recovery while his Mines Ministry counterpart Mr Winston Chitando said the legislative agenda spelt out by President Mnangagwa was articulate and they now have to implement the vision.
For career politician Mrs Sekai Holland, the SONA for the first session of the 9th Parliament revoked memories of the founding values of the liberation struggle as enunciated by the founding fathers, while political analyst Richard Mahomva believes the President’s speech was in continuum with his inaugural speech showing consistency.
“Key bills on transforming the manner of conducting business, attracting investment, nipping corruption in the bud and discarding red tape through friendly policies such as the one stop shop are some of the key legislative bills which will be attended to,” said the President.
The 9th Parliament is expected to be pivotal in its legislative, oversight and representation mandate as enunciated in the Constitution as opposed to concentrating on petty, narrow self serving interests at the expense of nation building.