By Ndafadza Madanha - ZANU PF Information Department
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa will no longer tolerate underperforming workers in both Government and Party as these individuals are slowing down implementation of programmes meant to improve the livelihoods of Zimbabweans.
In his closing address to delegates attending the ZANU PF 18th National People’s Conference, President Mnangagwa implored civil servants and Party members to "turn over a new leaf towards a result-oriented culture".
"I further challenge every public servant and party member to reform, reinvigorate and turn over a new leaf towards a result-oriented culture. Excuses for non-performances will no longer be tolerated.
Persons charged with the responsibility of implementing Government programmes must deliver. Those who refuse to change and have been busy slowing down Government programmes will be changed." Said President Mnangagwa
President Mnangagwa also announced that the main celebrations to mark the 40th National Independence will for the first time be held outside Harare in line with the 2nd Republic's thrust to decentralise activities from the capital.
"The responsible departments should move swiftly to prepare for our landmark 40th National Independence. Commemoration, to be held away from the capital city, Harare.
Let us go out and be with the people. After all, our independence is for all Zimbabweans, no matter where they live."
The President reiterated the need for all citizens to embrace use of the local currency as this will spur economy activity.
He said Zimbabweans in the Diaspora have a role to play in the development of the country and they must exploit opportunities created by the ongoing economic reforms.
"As I said during my opening address to this conferene yesterday, let us promote and defend the use of our own currency, the Zimbabwe dollar.
To our business community, I urge you to promote investments and experts. The business forums we are making should inspire you to be more productive and improve your efficiencies.
Meanwhile, our Diaspora membership should go back with vigour, to establish, strengthen and consolidate our party structures with the various jurisdictions.
We are one people and our citizens in the Diaspora must be mobilised to drive investment as well as the modernisation and industrialisation of our party and country. All those in the Diaspora must be good brand ambassadors of Zimbabwe.
As we come to the end of this mega event, let these resolutions we have made here embolden us and inspire action. These conferences are not a talk show; we must deliver on our promises.
To this, we must remain focused, united in purpose, guided by our party constitution.
Vision 2030 shall be a reality; we must each play our part. Mu Zanu-PF, iwe neni tinebasa".