30 January 2013

Zimbabwe: Wednesday, 30 January 2013 - Issue 508

press release

The Government Work Program (GWP), the brainchild of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, which seeks to improve Government service delivery to the people, has contributed positively towards the economic development of the country with a number of sectors now operational.

Some of the key priorities of the GWP include; the promotion of economic growth and food security, guaranteeing basic services, strengthening and ensuring the rule of law and respect for property rights, advancing and safeguarding basic freedoms through legislative reform and the normalisation of the constitutional process.

Amongst the achievements of the GWP in 2012, was the dualisation of the Plumtree-Mutare highway and the resurfacing of a number of other highways throughout the country.

This project has provided employment to hundreds of jobless youths who had been forced onto the streets following the closure of companies as well as the failure by the country to attract meaningful Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

In Masvingo under the GWP, construction resumed at the Tokwe -Mukosi Dam that had stalled as a result of lack of funds. The Tokwe -Mukosi dam is expected to become Zimbabwe's largest inland water body with a capacity of 1,8 billion cubic meters and a flood area covering over 9 600 hectares.

The education sector, which had been on a downward spiral since 2000, has been revamped through the Education Transition Fund that was launched by PM Tsvangirai in 2009. One million primary school textbooks were sourced and distributed resulting in the achievement of the 1:1 textbook ratio amongst pupils in primary schools.

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