Unpacking the conference theme

Unpacking the conference  theme

Unpacking the conference theme

THE ZANU PF 18th National People’s Conference theme
‘Mechanise, Modernise and Grow the Economy Towards
Vision 2030’, speaks to the journey the country has to
traverse to attain upper middle-income status by 2030,
according to the ZANU PF Secretary for Administration
Cde Obert Mpofu.
Cde Mpofu said the theme was formulated with a clear
understanding of the issues affecting growth in various
sectors of the economy.
Among the issues is continued use of antiquated
machinery by industry in the production of goods hence
the ‘Mechanise and Modernise’ aspect in the theme.
The governing ZANU PF Government under the leadership
of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has prioritised
retooling of local industry in order to bolster economic
activity and make the country more attractive to investors.
Modernising and mechanising operations in the various
sectors of the economy will ensure goods and services are
provided to consumers at affordable prices.
Said Cde Mpofu: “The theme basically summarises the
whole agenda of the 18th National People’s Conference
which is about the economy and productivity.

“The theme focuses on productivity and in order to do that
we need to mechanise and innovate in the various sectors
of the economy.
“Modernising is in the sense that we are behind so we are
trying to move away from old methods of production and
address the latest methods.
“Just look at the Smart Agriculture concept and how all
the value chain players are incorporated and speak to each other.

“Already we have witnessed how the Party through its
wings have tried to modernise and mechanise their
projects.
“For instance, we have the Youth League who acquired
modern mining equipment for their operations and this
has gone a long way in enhancing productivity among
artisanal miners.”
Cde Mpofu said the Conference will also take stock of
progress made in implementing resolutions made at last
year’s Conference in Esigodini.
Further, he said, the Conference will review the country’s
economic performance as the Party was keen to improve
the livelihoods of people as espoused in the 2018 People’s
Manifesto.
“We shall take the opportunity to review how far we have
gone implementing resolutions of the last Conference,”
he said. “Our particular concern is on the economic front
as we can only be successful if people have food and
sustainable livelihoods.
“We have successful projects we are running as the

Party such as the bakeries projects spearheaded by the
Women’s League.
“On the Government side, significant efforts are being
made towards reviving and building new irrigation
schemes.”
Turning to the state of the Party Cde Mpofu said the
organisation was healthy and efforts to professionalise its
operations had gone well.

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What is ZANU PF? Zimbabwe African National Union- Patriotic Front (Zanu PF) is a total Political, Indigenous Economic Emancipation and a National Liberation Movement Package for Zimbabweans by Zimbabweans prepared to shed their blood in defence of their Sovereignty at all times. Its a liberation movement which thrives on and cherishes National Unity which has created the sound condition of Peace and Security which Zimbabwe has enjoyed and a rare gift many countries dream of. Is driven by its Democratic African Values where the leadership is accountable to the membership which elected it, hence the holding of District Conferences, the Annual People’s Conference and the National People’s Congress. Aims and Objectives To establish and sustain a society that cherishes African Values and to create conditions for economic independence, prosperity and equitable distribution of wealth of the nation. To preserve and defend the National Sovereignty and Independence of Zimbabwe. To Uphold and apply fully the rule of Law, Equality before the law and Equality of opportunities for all people in Zimbabwe, regardless of race, tribe sex, religion or origin. Continue to participate in the worldwide struggle for the complete eradication of imperialism, colonialism and all forms of racism. To support and promote all effects for the attainment of the Pan African goal for the complete independence and unity of African states. To oppose resolutely, tribalism, regionalism and forms of exploitation of man by man.

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