President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the first port of call for the new dispensation is to ensure that the country is self food sufficient.
Addressing party thousands of Zanu PF supporters who gathered for a rally at Chenzanga Primary School in Mutoko today, the President said the government will disburse free inputs to assist peasant farmers to sustain their families in the fight against hunger.
“After the Land Reform programme we must now modernise and mechanise our agriculture. We must now make sure that we produce enough to feed the whole country and retain our bread basket status,” he said.
Turning to the issue of black granite, President Mnangagwa said the new dispensation will put in place measures that will ensure the community benefits as the companies coming to mine the granite will be obliged to plough back to the community.
On the cash crisis, Cde Mnangagwa said the situation will get better as government comes up with a raft of measures to stabilise the economy.
“People in rural areas need cash but we don’t have it, dollar redu rakarobga patakatorera varungu minda tichiita resettlement, varungu vakati toda kukukaurisai,” he said.
He urged the leadership to respect their chiefs adding that he is impressed by the fact that both losing and winning candidates are now working together ahead of the polls.
“Hakuna nzvimbo isina vene vayo. Ndinoti kuvatungamiriri vose kudzai madzimambo munzvimbo dzamugere. Imi vashandi kudzaiwo vakuru venyu kumabasa kwamunoshanda. Ndosaka hurumende yakatengera madzimambo motokari,” said the President.
President Mnangagwa said his government will make sure primary health care is accessed by every citizen.
He also said the new dispensation will fight the corruption scourge which has crippled the development of the country.
“Pasi nehuori, pasi nehudzvanyiriri. Kuno kwaMutoko ndinonzwa kuti kune maKanzuru ane huori zvino ndaisa team yangu yemalawyer 7 ichange ichiona kuti zviri kufamba sei panyaya idzodzi,” said the President.
President Mnangagwa urged the electorate to maintain the peace and unity prevailing in the country ahead of the harmonised polls scheduled for the 30th of next month.
“We must remain united as the future of this country is bright and together let us enter Canaan together. Jehovha vanopa maropafadzo kune vanhu vakabatana,” he said.
President Mnangagwa said children should go to school and the government will do its part in assisting the less privileged in this regard.