. With the formation of this transitional government, President Mugabe, Professor Mutambara and I have pledged, in the sight of God, to deliver the nation to a new political dispensation . . This is the debt we owe to our liberation heroes and our democratic movement heroes who paid the ultimate price so we could all live together free from fear, hunger, and poverty.
Latest News, Statements, Speeches & Events
PM mourns Spanish Ambassador
Tuesday, 03 April 2012
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has paid his condolences on the passing on of Spain's Ambassador to Zimbabwe, H.E Pilar Fuertes Ferragut.
While signing the Book of Condolences at the Embassy of Spain in Harare, Prime Minister Tsvangirai described the late Ambassador as a loving person who was committed to peace and democracy.
Ambassador Fuertes died Monday afternoon in Windhoek, Namibia.
She was the Ambassador of Spain to Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi.
'Respect the vote'
Tuesday, 03 April 2012
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has castigated power hungry securocrats who toppled a democratically elected government in Mali and called on sitting Presidents to concede defeat if they lose elections.
The Premier, who defeated President Robert Mugabe comfortably in the last Presidential election, hailed the smooth transfer of power by other African states while castigating coups by army officers as subverting the people’s will.
Citing Senegal, where former President Abdoulaye Wade conceded defeat and surrendered power to the new President Macky Sall and Zambia, where President Michael Sata assumed office peacefully, Prime Minister Tsvangirai said Zimbabweans want a break from the past.
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has reiterated that there will be no elections in Zimbabwe before necessary reforms that will guarantee free and fair elections are instituted.
Please go to downloads for a full PDF version of the Prime Minister's Statement.
Calls for mineral transparency
Friday, 30 March 2012
Although minerals are continuously being extracted from Zimbabwe, the people remain poor while the environment has been degraded as there is no accountability of the revenues.
Addressing delegates at the Zimbabwe Mining Revenue Transparency (ZMRT) stakeholders’ workshop in Harare, the Principal Director, in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Dr. Samukele Hadebe, said many African countries have resources exploited but have nothing to show for it.
“By encouraging transparency in this sector we believe that the revenue flows will improve. Mineral rich countries remain the poorest because the resources are not benefiting the whole nation.
There is an urgent need to come up with a private water utility for the City of Harare and Government is ready to endorse such a proposal.
Addressing delegates to the Harare Metropolitan Water Summit in the capital today, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said Government, working together with other stakeholders, should be able to deal with the city’s water problems.
“I think that (setting up of private water utility) requires immediate attention. Give us the policy programmes and we can quickly endorse that if it is going to be the solution to the water situation in Harare,” he said.
This follows remarks by the Minister of Water and Rural Development, Samuel Sipepa Nkomo, that the City of Harare needed to come up with a private utility to manage its water resources effectively as it did not have the capacity to treat enough water to meet the city’s daily demands.
The Premier said Harare had done a lot of work towards improving its water situation, making it much easier now for stakeholders to effectively deal with the problem.
He said there was need for a paradigm shift and for people to be converted to appreciate the role they can play to ease the water shortage in the capital.
“I am saying to the City and to my own Office, to the Minister of Water and the Minister of Local Government, there are a lot of things that we can do to save water, in four weeks time lets launch a public awareness campaign on the question of the wastage and the leakages and the impact of our behaviour on the water situation in Harare,” Prime Minister Tsvangirai said.
Government, the Premier said, would support any intervention by partners in an effort to find a lasting solution to Harare’s water woes.
Please go to Downloads for a PDF Version of Prime Minister Tsvangirai’s statement
Toxic politics scare investors
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has called for a solution to the toxic politics that is affecting investment and development.
Please go to Downloads for a PDF Version of the PM’s Speech delivered at the official launch of the Industrial Development Policy and National Trade Policy.