Story by Abigirl Tembo
ZIMBABWE’S diplomatic missions have been challenged to continue marketing Zimbabwe in the countries they are accredited to.
This was said by Vice President General Retired Dr Constantino Chiwenga, who is also the Minister of Health and Child Care when he met and briefed the Zimbabwe mission to Switzerland and officials in his delegation to the 76th edition of the World Health Assembly.
Ahead of the assembly which kicks off on Sunday, Vice President Chiwenga engaged the Zimbabwean delegation to brief them on President Mnangagwa’s expectations and a progress report on current work in various sectors of the economy and several opportunities available for investment in the mining, agriculture, tourism and manufacturing sectors.
“We are happy that investors are increasingly regaining confidence in our country’s policy initiatives and the subsequent conducive economic environment obtaining in the country,”
“The economy is registering positive growth. This is the time for you and me to build our country together. As the President would say, brick by brick, stone upon stone,” he said.
On the political front, Vice President Chiwenga said the country is ready for the general elections set for August this year.
“The country is peaceful,” We are going to hold harmonised elections this year. The President, His Excellency Cde Dr ED Mnangagwa will proclaim the date of the harmonised elections soon, in terms of the constitution. Government and the ruling party, Zanu PF, are clear that we should build our country on our own, with those who want to work with us joining as we go,” he added.
Vice President Chiwenga is in Geneva for the 76th World Health Assembly which will be held from the 21st to the 30th of this month.
The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
It is attended by delegations from WHO member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board.