The swearing-in today of Cabinet ministers appointed by President Mnangagwa last week marks an important milestone in the history of the Second Republic.
The President’s “dream team” carries a heavy burden on its shoulders as it becomes the first Cabinet in the post-Mugabe era to lead the country in charting a new direction.
The pressure can be felt by everyone, including Zimbabweans who might not be so close to the goings-on in Cabinet meetings.
But there are a number of issues that the new ministers must mark and avoid if they are not to be judged as having failed the trust the President has bestowed upon them.
The new ministers must be aware that they can easily stumble over issues that they can easily avoid in their daily work.
We know that the temptation to fatten one’s pockets will be very high, especially in this new era, one of whose key objectives is to attract foreign investment.
In the past, there were many stories told of Government ministers who frustrated investors by demanding their own share of the money even before the funds were in the country.