President Emmerson Mnangagwa has underscored the need to revamp the country’s road and rail network.

Addressing thousands of people at Hilderstorm and Stilmeer farms in Chipinge today, President Mnangagwa said upgrading the country’s road and rail network will go a long way in achieving the desired economic growth under the new dispensation.

The President said his government is planning to construct a railway line from Karoi to Tete via Nacala in Mozambique as the Beira-Maputo-Durban ports are now congested.

He said Zimbabwe is now blessed as it has the goodwill of the international community adding that the revamping of the road and rail network should be implemented at the earliest adding that it is also one of the issues top on his agenda.

On the political front, Cde Mnangagwa said he will not entertain the imposition of Zanu PF candidates in the forthcoming primary elections adding that people should choose their representatives without any cohesion.

He also said his government will not entertain lawlessness as seen with the suffering of the sick who are out of hospitals as nurses went on strike leading to their subsequent dismissal despite having been offered some increases in their salaries and allowances.

President Mnangagwa, however, said there is an element of a political agenda on the part of nurses but urged them to reapply.

President Mnangagwa, was accompanied by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, Ministers Perrance Shiri, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri and Supa Mandiwanzira.