Put our people first – President Mnangagwa

by | May 23, 2021 | Local News, Politics | 0 comments

Staff Writer

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called on public employees to put the people first at all times, as citizens are the custodians of their mandate.

Speaking at late Agriculture Minister Chief Air Marshal Perrance Shiri`s memorial in Chikomba today, President Mnangagwa said political leaders of today, should emulate the late national hero.

“We should never be too big to listen to our people, they are our bosses. They are the reason why we are in the offices we hold. We are here because of our people, they can make our break us,” President Mnangagwa said.

President Mnangagwa instructed the Ministry of Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Settlement Minister Dr Anxious Masuka to continue with projects left behind by Cde Shiri.

“There are projects that Perrance was implementing, I was happy to hear that Minister Masuka is taking up from where he left. I am also impressed to see that Masuka is like Cde Shiri, he goes to the farms to interface with farmers,” said President Mnangagwa.

President Mnangagwa reflected on the vision Cde Shiri had for the country`s agriculture and urged every Zimbabwean to emulate the good values he had.

“The late Air Chief Marshall fully understood the intricacies of the agriculture value chain, appreciated its contribution to the Gross Domestic Product of the country. Hence, he was committed and focused on the need to make agriculture more productive.

He was a hard worker who did not tolerate laziness or mediocrity. As Zimbabweans we should take a leaf from the legacy of Cde Shiri and nurture the culture of honest hard work, in all that we do,” said President Mnangagwa.

The second republic has been a breath of fresh air, administratively, with the government putting citizens first and ensuring that there is transparency in the manner that decisions are taken.

Documents which inform policy, like the National Development Strategy 1 are available for anyone to peruse and understand.