By Nevson Mpofu.
The President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa has sworn in , Constantine Chiwengwa and Kembo Mohadii as Vice Presidents. He also extended his hand of power to swear in 20 Ministers, 13 Deputies, 10 Ministers of State for the Provinces and 2 Ministers of State in the office of 2 Vice Presidents.
The new face cabinet consists of 8 new Ministers who occupied Ministries of Finance , Health and Child Care , Information ,Media , Broadcasting Services and publicity , Public Service , Labor and Social Welfare , Industry and Commerce , Home Affairs , Energy and Power , Youth , Sport , Art and Recreation . These new faces respectively are Thuli Ncube , Obediah Moyo , Monica Mutsvangwa , Sekesai Nzenza , Mangaliso Ndhovu , Kane Matema , Jorum Gumbo and Kirsty Coventry .
There are 5 women in the cabinet. In terms of Gender Equality, this is a bit of an improvement. The new faces have been in the Parastatals , in Government sectors and Provincial Leadership . He also sworn in 13 Deputies among them 3 women , 10 Ministers of State for the Provinces among them 5 women and 2 Ministers of State in the Office of 2 Vice Presidents .
President Mnangagwa slashed out big wigs tails and heads rolled down hitting hard granite rock. Old faces like Obert Mpofu , Patrick Chinamasa , David Parirenyatwa , Supa Mandiwanzira , Samuel Mumbengegwi , Webster Shamu and others have their faces scalded by the dusk of a clouded night .
However, people have since last week appreciated the new face cabinet which is anticipated to work hard for the development of the country. The new faces sworn in pledged to work with the new Government in a transparent and accountable manner. Mnangagwa made it clear that the country will be a Middle Income country by 2030. He however said this needs the effort of those who take office.
Speaking at a ground taking off ceremony at State House in Harare Emmerson Mnangagwa assured the Nation service delivery of state nurtured commitment and perseverance. He urged the nation to remain calm and knuckle down to deliver for national development. He further restored confidence in the growth of the economy.
‘’Let us focus now on economic development rather than glaring at political issues. We have opened our way into the future. Now let us work to foster economic development without any drawbacks..
‘’Zimbabwe can one day lift itself out of challenges it currently faces if we unity for peace and economic development in the country. Let us open the way to open Zimbabwe for business.’’
The new Cabinet has been cleared to take the ground for work. Their resumption of work is expected to change the shape of the country which has a very low Gross and National economic weight. Zimbabwe has very low Industrial growth due to low Primary production in Agriculture, Mining and Manufacturing Industry. This has created room for 90% Indigenized Economy with low- low employment growth and Income per-capita .