There are calls to allow President Mnangagwa to preside over the management of the country’s affairs for five more years to finish various projects he started.
A hashtag, #FiveMoreYears, is now trending on social media.
Neutrals say there is need to maintain the present economic growth trajectory and the infrastructure development projects that include construction of roads, schools, clinics and hospitals, dams, revival of irrigation schemes and provision of potable water even in rural areas. Roads that were impassable for years are being reopened, while irrigation schemes that had collapsed over 20 years ago, and new ones, are being rehabilitated.
In terms of agriculture, farming inputs are getting to farmers on time and in the 2020/2021 summer cropping season, a bumper harvest of 2,7 million tonnes is expected.
Farmers are still sending their maize to Grain Marketing Board depots across the country while in terms of wheat supply, Zimbabwe achieved wheat self-sufficiency last season after producing enough for nine months, for the first time since 2005 as Government is implementing the Agriculture Recovery Plan in line with Vision 2030.
“Reasons for #FiveMoreYears are very clear. He needs to finish what he started,” he tweeted.
Mr Mangwana’s remarks followed indications by Innscor Africa Limited, which is Zimbabwe’s biggest consumer goods producer that its annual volume sales rose considerably, with the bakery division jumping 36 percent, National Foods 15 percent, Irvine’s eggs hitting a record high sales of 8 percent, Colcom 34 percent, groceries (rice and salt) 74 percent, stock feed 33 percent, chicken 21 percent and day old chicks 29 percent.
So big is the demand for day old chicks that many people are struggling to get them, especially ahead of Christmas.