President Emmerson Mnangagwa says it’s high time the country modernises and mechanises all the sectors of the economy.

The President said this while addressing Zanu PF supporters at Mucheke Stadium grounds in Masvingo today.

“We must mechanise our agriculture sector and apply ICT in all sectors of the economy. We will never lose national interests in attaining all that. We must do everything to make our own people happy,” he said.

President Mnangagwa said it is imperative for the people of Masvingo to take advantage of the command agriculture programme.

“We already have fish in Tokwe Mukosi Dam and in six months harvesting will start but the issue of poaching is now worrisome. On Tongaat Huletts Zimbabwe, we also want our indigenous farmers to benefit as well,” he said. 

He said Mashava King Mine will soon commence operations as well as Shabanie Mine in Zvishavane adding that in Masvingo, the Cold Storage Company (CSC) will be fully operational by the end of next month.

“Processes to resuscitate the Cold Storage Company in Masvingo are already underway and its rise will ignite economic value needed by the province. On Tuesday we will sign a deal with investors whom we met in Davos Switzerland and are interested in CSC Masvingo. On 31 July, they will start operations at the abattoir and 500 jobs will be created,” said the President.

President Mnangagwa emphasized that his administration advocates for servant leadership.

“I am a servant leader, I am a listening President. When you meet your leaders, you should say hevo muranda, ivo havafaniri kuramba nokuti masimba okutonga vanoatora kubva mamuri,” he said.

He urged Zimbabweans to fight corruption as it is a major impediment to the country’s growth and development.

President Mnangagwa said he will soon meet with parties that successfully filed their nomination papers at the High Court yesterday, urging them to remain peaceful in their campaigns ahead of the 30 July plebiscite.