We stood our ground – President Mnangagwa

by | Nov 4, 2021 | Politics | 0 comments


Pretty Manyewe and Alex Ndlovhu

President Mnangagwa today told his supporters who flocked to the Robert Mugabe International Airport to receive him from Cop26 in Scotland that Zimbabwe and African countries firmly stood their ground in deliberations on climate change.

Before the conference, which is the largest on the subject there was a push by developed countries to force developing countries to immediately abandon using coal without contingencies.

Appraising the crowd, which he described as a pleasant surprise, President Mnangagwa articulated Zimbabwe`s position on Climate Change and how the country will respond to it.

“I am happy that as developing countries, we stood against the decision by developed countries to ban the use of coal and we were successful. We agreed that developed countries should instead, pledge money to transition from fossil energy to green energy,” said President Mnangagwa.

President Mnangagwa said he held high level meetings with key global figures, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson, European Council President Charles Michel, UK Min for Africa Vicky Ford and Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland.

President Mnangagwa urged Zimbabweans to be United and hold on to the mantra, “Nyika inovakwa nevene vayo” which means the nation can only be built and developed by its citizens.