KWEKWE- Despite the current economic challenges bedevilling Zimbabwe, the country should have achieved a ‘healthy nation’ status by 2030, First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has said.
The First Lady- who is also the current health ambassador for the Southern African country- made these remarks on the handover ceremony of a private ward established under the Public Private Partnership by the country’s sole ammonium nitrate producing giant, Sable Chemicals.
Complementing to the efforts by Sable, and as part of its social responsibility exercise, Zimasco also provided state-of-the-art laundry services, repaired an incinerator and renovated the maternity ward.
“By 2030- and in line with Vision 2030- we should have achieved a healthy nation and this gesture of corporate social responsibility by Sable Chemicals and Zimasco is certainly good for the nation”, said First Lady Mnangagwa.
“When I came here last year, I realised that there were a number of difficulties facing the laundry and maternity departments. There was no laundry machine when I came, but we had to engage Zimasco and Sable who came in handy”, she said.
Since the dramatic ascension of her 76-year-old husband- President Emmerson Mnangagwa- to the presidency in November 2017, Zimbabwe has faced a number of challenges in the medical sector. Doctors have also downed tools on a number of occasions citing poor working conditions, low remuneration and a crippling dearth in medical drugs.