MDC-T chief whip Innocent Gonese has mocked government’s 100-day workplan, saying President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised Zimbabweans to hit the ground running yet halfway through, nothing tangible has been realised.
BY VENERANDA LANGA
Gonese was contributing to debate in the National Assembly on Wednesday on the 2018 national budget when he lampooned government for policy inconsistencies.
“The new government promised that they would hit the ground running, but it appears that they are still in the air, somewhere in the air, they have not yet hit the ground —because we had received promises that within 100 days we would see some transformation,” Gonese said.
“We are not yet up to the 100 days but we have now passed the halfway mark, and it is now 54 days since the inauguration of the president, yet there are no real signs to show that we are on the recovery path.”
Gonese said the current government was showing signs of policy reversals, just like former president Robert Mugabe’s government.
“What we had got used to is that under the former president Robert Mugabe, it was clear that he was consistent in his inconsistency. What is worrisome is that the new government seems to be following the same path, where we had issues of policy reversals and it appears that this monster is beginning to rear its ugly head.”