LIVE: President Mnangagwa tours Bulawayo companies – Day Two

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LIVE: President Mnangagwa tours Bulawayo companies – Day Two

The Sunday News

Updates by Vusumuzi Dube – Dashboard: Stanford Chiwanga

12:25 – “It is necessary for government to invest in technology which will increase our revenue when we charge Value Added Tax…

“The task before us is to consolidate the gains we have made to date but we should not be satisfied but push forward boldly for us to achieve an upper middle class economy by 2030. It is achievable…

“…God bless you all, God bless Zimbabwe. I thank you.”

12:08 – President Mnangagwa takes centre stage…

“…I will like to commend the health sector in how they have continued to diligently serve our communities. My government will continue to support the sector…

“…The performance of United Refineries Limited and the other companies I have visited in Bulawayo will certainly go a long way in boosting the province’s GDP as well as the country at large…

“…I am happy to say that Bulawayo has the second highest GDP at USD3 000 per capita and it just needs a bit of push to reach USD3 500 per capita…”

11:55 – Minister Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri takes to the podium…

“What we have collectively witnessed in Bulawayo over the past two days is testimony to what the President has called for, which is a private sector led economic growth as encompassed in NDS1,” she says as she introduces and invites President Mnangagwa to make his keynote address.

11:48 – Minister of Industry and Commerce Sekai Nzenza takes to the podium…

“It is companies like URL that have contributed immensely to the upward growth of the industrial sector in the country. As has been said we have a listening President leading a listening Government, we have listened to the challenges faced by the private sector and they are already on the table.”

11:40 – United Refineries CEO, Mr Busisa Moyo takes to the podium…

He says he is grateful for the President’s visit, saying this is the first time in 32 years they have hosted a Head of State.

“Thank you for being a listening President leading a listening Government.”

11:33 – Official proceedings have started at the United Refineries where the President is expected to give a key note address.

11:11 – The President is now being taken through the production process at United Refineries.

10:11 – Speaking after touring Archer clothing, President Mnangagwa commended the company’s management, saying the fact that they were exporting 60 percent of their products meant that they were contributing immensely to the country’s foreign currency requirements.

10:06 – The President is now at United Refineries, he is currently in a meeting with the company’s management.

09:40 – President Mnangagwa being taken through the operations at Archers.

09:35 – Workers at Archers Clothing going about their business.


President Mnangagwa is today expected to tour Archers Clothing and United Refineries as he continues with his visit to Bulawayo industries.

The President, who was accompanied by several Cabinet ministers, industry executives and senior Government officials, yesterday conducted a tour of the giant and diversified Monarch Steel factory along Khami Road, where he interacted with workers, shareholders and senior executives.


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