President Emmerson Mnangagwa addressed the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA today.
Mnangagwa said illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe affect the progress and the realisation of sustainable and inclusive development.
He called for their immediate and unconditional removal of sanctions in the country.
“My country welcomes the findings of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Negative Impact of the Unilateral Coercive Measures on the Enjoyment of Human Rights, who visited Zimbabwe in 2021,” said Mnangagwa.
He added that economic reforms have been implemented in the country resulting in significant progress in sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, mining and tourism.
Mnangagwa said his goveenment is focusing on the construction, rehabilitation and modernisation of health facilities across the country.
To further strengthen participatory democracy and good governance, Mnangagwa said his government has introduced a 30 percent quota for women in Local Authorities.
“This is more important as women bear the brunt of poor service delivery at the local level,” he said.