By Bustop TV
Government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has lined up activities for this year’s Anti-Sanctions Solidarity Day.
The SADC Summit held in August of 2019 designated 25th of October of each year as the region’s day of solidarity with Zimbabwe against the illegal sanctions imposed by some western nations.
Speaking in a post cabinet briefing, Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa said the Foreign Affairs Minister, Honorable F.M Shava briefed cabinet on the theme and program of activities for this year’s Anti-Sanctions Day.
“Taking note of His Excellency the President’s clarion declaration that “Zimbabwe is a friend to all and an enemy to none”, the theme for this year’s anti-sanctions solidarity day is “Friend to All, Enemy to none: Forging Ahead and Enhancing Innovation and Productivity in Adversity of Sanctions”. The activities to mark the Day will be headlined by His Excellency the President’s Keynote Address, which will be broadcast live across all media platforms”, she said.
She also added that the negative impact of sanctions on ordinary citizens will be highlighted through testimonials from affected businesses and other population groups, including women, the youth and vulnerable groups across all socio-economic sectors.
The programs will be broadcast on all media platforms throughout the month of October, climaxing on 25 October, 2021.
Zimbabwe was put on sanctions by Britain and the European Union at the turn of the millennium after embarking on the fast track land reform program which saw blacks repossessing farms from the white minority.
The sanctions which include arms embargo, asset freezing and travel ban on the government’s top officials have been cited as one of the major causes of the country’s economic turmoil by the Harare administration.