President Emmerson Mnangagwa has pledged to reduce hospital fees by 50 per cent and to build 78 new hospitals in the next five years. Mnangagwa said that he wants the electorate to hold him accountable. Writing on his Facebook page, Mnangagwa said,
In the new Zimbabwe, leaders must be open, transparent and accountable to the people. The promises we make as part of the campaign should be measurable and concrete.
As part of my commitment to accountable and responsible leadership, we have made a ‘pledge card’, containing five direct and personal pledges to be realised over the next five years.
IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS I PLEDGE TO:
Put job creation first Leveraging the huge investment wave to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in agriculture, mining, tourism, the service sectors and new infrastructure projects
Have Zero-tolerance to corruption: Anyone found guilty of corruption will be immediately fired and punished accordingly – nobody is above the law!
Establish a modern, affordable healthcare system for all: Reducing hospital fees by 50%, improving the supply of critical drugs, guaranteeing free healthcare to all cancer patients and building 78 new hospitals ensuring one hospital per district
Develop infrastructure worthy of the new Zimbabwe: Increasing power generation capacity, constructing a new railway network system connecting all provinces, towns and neighbouring countries, and dualisation of all major roads
Generate unprecedented educational and employment opportunities for our youth: Developing empowerment programmes such as Youth Business Hubs, fostering youth ownership and control of resources, establishing quotas for allocation of stands and houses, and mentorship and training programmes
KEEP THIS PLEDGE CARD AND MAKE SURE THAT WE KEEP OUR PROMISES