February 15, 2022

Zim Leader Warns Ministers Against Needless Foreign Trips

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Takudzwa Chihambakwe

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has warned his cabinet against unnecessary foreign travel. He was speaking during the inaugural 2022 cabinet meeting in Harare. After the 2018 elections, the government committed to reduce foreign trips by officials.

“I have observed a worrisome trend amongst ministers where, as ministers you are now prone to foreign travel along with your senior officials. This unbecoming culture should stop forthwith,” said the President.

He also indicated that recent improvements to government workers’ salaries will result in improved performance.

“It is my firm belief that coupled with the continuous improvement in the conditions of service for our staff, vision 2030 is attainable.

“Cabinet workflow should be more predictable so that we focus more on implementation of policies and programmes. You are all required to ensure that your proposals are submitted in time to enable cabinet to deliberate on the matters more robustly.

“In the same vein, I hope the invitations for me to officiate at the various events of your ministries will, this year, be submitted to me, in time,” said the President.

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