The Secretary for Finance and Economic Development, Principal Directors, Directors and the entire Staff of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development would like to extend our most profound heartfelt congratulations to Hon Professor Mthuli Ncube on his appointment as the new Minister of Finance and Economic Development for the Republic of Zimbabwe.
Hon Minister, your appointment has come at an opportune moment, where there is renewed positive economic prospects for Zimbabwe, ushered in by the New Dispensation, with His Excellency, President E.D. Mnangagwa setting the tone and laying a strong foundation for advancing the rebuilding and transformation of the economy to become an “Upper Middle Income Economy by 2030”.
There is no doubt that your vast experience as Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank, distinguished practitioner in the field of finance, economics, investment, and public policy, as well as your entrepreneurial skills will provide a strong foundation for the implementation of prudent fiscal and macro-economic policies.
This experience will, indeed, be valuable in our re-engagement efforts with International Financial Institutions, and launching of policy reform intitiatives, as we urgently correct fiscal imbalances, necessary to re-orient our National Budget more towards developmental and infrasctructure expenditures.
Hon Minister, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development team is available to assist you implement policies that enable the realisation of His Excellency, the president Vision of a “Prosperous and Empowered Upper Middle Income Society by 2030”, so that the country, once again, occupies its rightful place in the community of nations.
We wish you good health, success and wisdom as you assume this important assignment of stewarding the country’s resources.
Congratulations! Makorokoto! Amhlope!