Mnangagwa demands 5 ‘quick-win projects’ from ministers

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By Staff Reporter

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has ordered his cabinet ministers to each come up with “five quick and high impact projects” as he looks to make a quick impression after his disputed election in July.

The president chaired his first meeting with the 20-member cabinet on Monday ahead of Tuesday’s opening of the 9th Parliament and State of the Nation Address (SONA).

In a statement released after the meeting ministers, particularly the new ones, should adopt the 100-day cycle of doing business introduced when he first assumed power last November.

“Going forward we should continue to apply the 100 Day Cycles as a way of doing business in government supported by the monitoring of performance outcomes using the Executive Electronic dashboard,” he said.

“Each portfolio Minister should identify a minimum of five quick-win and high impact projects in order that work on them commences in earnest; where appropriate it is permissible to go beyond the five subject to approval by the Cabinet.”

And to encourage transparency, Mnangagwa said; “The Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services will issue a press statement (after cabinet) in the presence of the Chief Secretary and implementing Ministers.

“This will help us entrench transparency and a culture of responsiveness, as we seek to transform the quality of life of our people.”

Mnangagwa is under pressure to deliver after first taking over power through last November’s military coup which ended the four-decade rule of his mentor Robert Mugabe.

The subsequent July 30 elections have been disputed by the opposition which accuses the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) of manipulating the results in Mnangagwa’s favour.