ZIMBABWEANS FROM all walks of life will this week commemorate 35 years of independence.
The celebrations will be held under the theme “Zimbabwe @35: Consolidating Unity, Peace, and Economic Sovereignty.”
“What inspired the government to come up with this theme was to have a theme pregnant with meaning,” Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Ignatius Chombo said at the unveiling ceremony of the theme on 13 April.
And indeed, since Zimbabwe gained its independence on 18 April 1980 from Britain, the country has recorded significant strides in consolidating unity, peace and economic sovereignty.
For example, Zimbabwe is one of the leading countries that continues to boast one of the highest literacy rates in Africa.
The country has also come up with various indigenous policies aimed at empowering the majority Zimbabweans.
The policies include the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (Zim Asset), which is a Government blueprint launched in 2013 to shape the country’s economic transformation and development for the next five years, spanning October 2013 to December 2018.
Under Zim Asset, a total of four clusters, namely Food Security and Nutrition, Social Services and Poverty Eradication, Infrastructure and Utilities and Value Addition and Beneficiation, were identified to lead this transformation.
For example, the thrust of the Food Security and Nutrition cluster is to create a self- sufficient and food surplus economy and see Zimbabwe re-emerge as the “Bread Basket of Southern Africa”. Read More…