The President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa has affirmed that the country remains committed to implementing 2030 agenda
Despite several challenges, Zimbabwe has made significant strides in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in line with the UN’s Agenda 2030.
The adoption of various strategies including the successful Pfumvudza/ Intwasa programme, inclusion of youth in development as well as response strategies in the face of the COVID-19, have assisted the country to create building blocks to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
The president stated this while he was addressing the United Nations 2021 SDGs moment virtually.
“The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic saw my country introduce multi-pronged strategies to adapt to the new normal. These included an economic stimulus package that supported business and cushioned industry; especially women and youth owned small and medium enterprises.
“Social protection coverage to vulnerable groups was broadened, while a free COVID-19 National Vaccination Programme continues to be rolled out for all citizens. Progress has been recorded across all the SDGs on key national aggregate indicators. Agriculture production and productivity is being encouraged supported by improved land and water utilisation.
“The adoption of climate smart agriculture innovations and capacitation of small holder farmers, input support schemes among other interventionist policies, has seen an unprecedented jump in our total cereal production.
“Climate resilience and adaptation remain a key priority. To ensure sustainable socio-economic development and broad based empowerment, my country is strengthening domestic resource mobilisation as well as renewable energy initiatives. The capacitation of institutions that support democracy, good governance and the rule of law are ongoing. Plugging illicit financial flows and ending corruption are also receiving due attention,” President Mnangagwa said.