We must thus embrace each other, and the world, forging better relations with other peoples and other nations.
We must thus take pride in our abilities and resources, guarding ourselves from being opinionated to the extent of not knowing that we need and benefit from mutually beneficial partnerships with the rest of the world. The speech I made upon my return from exile on 21 November, 2017 at Zanu-PF Headquarters, my inauguration speech on 24 November, 2017 and the recent 2018 National Budget Statement gave the world a peep into the new era we seek to build.
We mean well; we stand as a nation of its word, of its promise. We are committed to repair broken relations desiring to rebuild our economy so it gives jobs to our people especially the youths, and improves the living standards of all our people. In all this, the Party must lead and ensure that the Government is properly briefed and guided as we assert the supremacy of the Party over Government.
Comrades, Delegates, Distinguished Guests,
Before me is the Central Committee Report, being a record of our activities since our last Congress. This is in fulfilment of requirement of our Party Constitution which obligates the Central Committee to report to Congress ,on behalf of which it makes decisions in between sittings. It is an expansive report and covers activities since 2014 when Congress was last convened.
Reports of all departments are captured for your attention and noting. I, therefore, present it to Congress confident that it will provide a good basis for a broad conversation in order to renew the Party and, with that renewal to revitalise or nation. With these remarks, I Commend and table the Central Committee Report to you for your consideration.
God Bless our Party, Zanu-PF!
God Bless Zimbabwe!
I thank you.