By Ndafadza Madanha - ZANU PF Information Department
ZANU PF First Secretary and President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged Party members to be productive as this was the only way the country can resolve the current economic challenges.
In his closing address to the ZANU PF 18th National People’s Conference President Mnangagwa called on Party members to embrace the tenets of Servant Leadership and shun retrogressive tendencies such as corruption.
"Let us shift the population towards a mindset of productivity. We will support projects, projects and more projects across every sector of the economy.
The land must be productive and there is no more room for cellphone farmers. The rains are pounding, let us all go back and diligently work the fields.
The success of our nation depends on how well we are organised; how well we allocate our resources and how well we use our time.
As we execute our responsibilities all of us must strive to be honest, disciplined, transparent, selfless and accountable in our activities inside and outside the party.
The principles of servant leadership must be upheld. These are values and national ethos which must be embedded in us and bequeathed in future generations.
All party members and the nation as a whole must shun retrogressive tendencies such as laziness, indiscipline, greed, corruption, selfishness and immorality, among other voices".
The President also urged Party members to be alive to attempts by the opposition to cause disunity and violence within the country in order to please its foreign paymasters.
He said the Party and Zimbabweans must remain firmly focused on productivity, unity, peace and harmony.
"I exhort you to be vigilant in the coming year and going forward. Keep your eyes and ears open.
The January nonsense and periodic mischievous activities by opposition elements such as those we witnessed this year must be nipped in the bud.
Never again should we allow the loss of the precious lives of our countrymen to feed the agenda of a notorious few.
Let us, therefore, expose their lies and fake news by always preaching the truth and the message of hope among our people. Every citizen must keep their eyes on the ball, and the ball is productivity, unity, peace and harmony." Said President Mnangagwa
President Mnangagwa said ZANU PF will continue to defend the ideals and principles of the liberation struggle.
"We are a revolutionary party which has proved over the years that our programmes and activities are people-oriented. Victory in the next harmonised general elections in 2023 should never be seen as an end in itself, but merely as a means to ensure that the will, development and prosperity of the majority of our people is guaranteed for perpetuity.
Besides being the party of liberation, we are the party of our future.
The legacy of our heroic forefathers is safe in the hands of Zanu-PF. Hazvivhunzwi kuti arikutonga ndiani. Zviripachena iZanu-PF." Said the President