Government is closely monitoring the weather patterns and predicting a normal to below-normal rainfall season associated with the El-Nino phenomenon, President Mnangagwa has said.
The Head of State made these remarks during the final Cabinet Meeting of 2023 at State House on Tuesday.
He assured the public that necessary measures were being implemented to mitigate the adverse effects of El Nino.
“Meanwhile, I want to assure the nation that the Government is closely monitoring the weather, with signs increasingly confirming the El-Nino prediction of a normal to below-normal rainfall season.
“Government is putting in place the necessary measures to mitigate the adverse effects of the undesirable weather phenomenon,” he said.
By deploying strategies to mitigate the effects of the weather phenomenon, Zimbabwe aims to safeguard agricultural production, food security, and the overall well-being of its citizens.
President Mnangagwa also urged his team of ministers to continuously do more in their quest to modernise, industrialise and grow the economy.
“The growth of the economy notwithstanding all Ministries must work harder for the achievement of impactful results in our various programmes and projects.
“As such, the Cabinet must now accelerate the implementation of National Development Strategy 1 so that our National Vision 2030 of “an empowered and prosperous upper-middle income society”, is attained much earlier. Your work is, therefore, cut out for you.
Hence, Cabinet recess does not mean that we close our offices completely, Government business must not be disrupted and your availability to attend to issues, remain integral”