Africa-Press – Zimbabwe. In the run-up to the 2018 elections, President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his ruling ZANU PF party made a number of pledges that gave the nation hope that they were to witness real transformation in the Southern African country.
Mnangagwa’s pledge card stated that in the next five years (2018 -2023), he would:
KEEP THIS PLEDGE CARD AND MAKE SURE THAT WE KEEP OUR PROMISES
Authorities claim that while they are still working towards achieving all the set targets, the government led by President Mnangagwa has already surpassed achievements made by the Robert Mugabe regime.
Meanwhile, some argue that the change that was witnessed since the rise of Mnangagwa to power in 2017 was in the negative direction.
They cite the power crisis, starvation, fuel crisis and the shrinking of the democratic space as evidence that the nation is moving backwards.
Mnangagwa who has embarked on a number of projects including the dualisation of the Beitbridge-Harare-Chirundu Highway, the mordenisation of the Beitbridge Border Post, admits that “Zimbabwe is not without its challenges.”
He is still optimistic saying “myself and this government are fully committed to improving our great nation for the benefit of all Zimbabweans.”
Zimbabwe goes back to the polls in 2 years time and failure to or success in achieving the 2018 election promises will have far-reaching consequences to Mnangagwa.
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