Today marks the First anniversary of Zimbabweâ€™s inclusive government which brought together Zimbabweâ€™s major political parties Zanu-PF and the two MDC formations.
It is one year after the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces President Robert Mugabe swore in Mr. Morgan Tsvangirai as Prime Minister and Professor Arthur Mutambara and Ms Thokozani Khupe as Deputy Prime Ministers marking the birth of the inclusive government. Â
On the day, President Mugabe, Prime Minister Tsvangirai and Professor Mutambara assured the nation and SADC of their commitment to work together to rebuild the economy ravaged by the illegal sanctions imposed by Western countries.
The formation of inclusive government resulted in socio-economic stability, business growth and boosting investor confidence.
One year down the line political parties in the inclusive government are still wrangling over out standing issues with the MDC-T being accused of throwing spanners in the works as it brings in more outstanding issues and failing to openly call for the removal of the illegal sanctions.Â
On the other hand Zanu-PF says it has done its part as it has madeÂ moreÂ concessions than its partners in the GPA.
To date the inclusive government has had its fair share ofÂ challenges including the current industrial action by civil servants this is in-spite of theÂ fact thatÂ Prime Minister Mr. Morgan Tsvangirayi promised that civil servants were going to receive decent wages once his party was in government.
As if that is not enough the agricultural sector received limitedÂ support from the inclusive government with in puts delivered late leading to a possible poor harvest.
While SADC and the African Union have already called for the removal of sanctions, Britainâ€™s has clarified its position which is that the sanctions can only be lifted at the request of the MDC.
In light of the revelations, many observers called on Mr. Tsvangirai to call for the removal of the sanctions which he has chosen to refer to as restrictive measures. Some have suggested that he should take advantage of the forth coming European Union summit to openly call for the removal of all forms of sanctions on Zimbabwe.