In a message congratulating Zimbabwe’s 38th Independence anniversary commemorations on Wednesday, United Nations (UN) secretary-general and chairperson of The Elders, an African progress panel, Mr Kofi Annan, said Zimbabwe is on the road to recovery with the upcoming elections being an important step.
Zimbabwe is on the long road to recovery. The upcoming elections are an important first step. Only a long-term process of national renewal will allow the country to reach its full potential. Sustained action is needed to eradicate fraud and corruption, and establish an inclusive approach to economic recovery and development.
He also added that Government should listen to the concerns of civil society around rule of law, security and a fair process of electoral registration to ensure lwgitimacy.