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ED delivers SONA, says economy has stabilised

PRESIDENT Mnangagwa has delivered the State of the Nation Address (SONA) and officially opened the third session of the Ninth Parliament.

In his speech, the President noted the stability in the economy brought about by policies contained in the Transitional Stabilisation Fund and the adoption of the foreign currency auction system.

He said the stability and improvements in the economy had resulted in a decrease in imports and growth of exports and foreign currency receipts.

President Mnangagwa also said other sectors of the economy that include energy, tourism and agriculture among others were poised for growth.

The President said schools have been allowed to open so that children can proceed to the next grades in the coming year.

“Government made a deliberate decision to reopen schools to enable our children, who constitute our rich future human resource endowment, to conclude the year and progress to the next grades in the coming year,” President Mnangagwa said.

“We will redouble efforts to ensure that syllabi are completed and examinations proceed smoothly, in a safe, secure and stable environment for both the learners and teachers.”

President Mnangagwa arrives for the SONA accompanied by his wife Auxillia Mnangagwa

The President also outlined the third session’s legislative agenda that is expected to consolidate the Government’s political and economic reform agenda.

He said Parliament had passed 10 Bills out of 39 that were expected to be tabled before Parliament. ■

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