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MVUMA, ZIMBABWE-- President Emmerson Mnangagwa has hailed Zimbabweans for their resilience in the face of difficulties brought about by sanctions imposed on the country by Western countries at the turn of the millennium.

Former colonial master Britain and its allies imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe in retaliation against the land reform programme carried out by the government to correct land ownership imbalances. As a result, Zimbabwe has gone through trying economic times, evidenced by the collapse of infrastructure, industry and social services.

During this period, Zimbabwe was also starved of balance of payment support, while investors stayed away because of the unstable economic and political environment in the country.

"For the last 18 years or so, Zimbabwe remained isolated, Zimbabwe remained under sanctions by the western countries but we are grateful to all Zimbabweans for remaining vigilant in such difficult times," the president said during a rally in Chirumanzu-Zibagwe constituency in Midlands Province. "They imposed sanctions on us because we decided to take back our land."

However, President Mnangagwa added, steps were now being taken to rebuild the country from the ravages of the past decade. One of the major tasks at hand is ensuring that farmers who benefited from the land reform programme, which he said is irreversible, are helped to become productive.

"Our land must be productive. For our agriculture sector to prosper we must mechanize our agriculture. But the issue which is most important and critical is that the land reform is irreversible," he said, adding that the efforts to revive the country were also being pursued in various other sectors of the economy.

He cited the mining sector, which has received significant amounts of investments, since the advent of the new administration in November last year.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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