President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday challenged the Presidential Advisory Council (PAC) to roll up their sleeves and get the country working again amidst the renewal of sanctions by the United States of America.
Mnangagwa was speaking at the inaugural meeting of the PAC at State House. He said:
Our country continues to suffer from the deleterious effects of the illegal sanctions imposed on us by the United States of America and the European Union.
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As a result, there is a need for us to leapfrog the development, modernisation and industrialisation of every facet of our economy so that we catch up with other countries in the region and beyond.
Going forward, there is also a need for us to harness our potential in the various spheres of the economy through leveraging on our geo-strategic location to attract investment and facilitate trade across the region.