THE Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC Alliance has begun gathering its policy experts to craft an alternative economic rescue plan for Zimbabwe, which they believe will remove the country from its quagmire once they come into power in 2018.
BY VENERANDA LANGA
The MDC Alliance shadow embassy in South Africa announced yesterday the coalition would be holding strategic planning meetings, one of them in Johannesburg in the form of a dinner gala in order to locate Zimbabwe’s economic trajectory into 2018.
“The Alliance MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai (former Zimbabwean Prime Minister), Tendai Biti (former Finance minister) and Professor Welshman Ncube (former Trade and Industry minister) are forging ahead with plans to revitalise Zimbabwe, which has been sinking in the hands of Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF,” the statement from the MDC shadow embassy in South Africa read.
“The Alliance will hold a gala dinner at Indaba Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa, with the objective to unpack the rescue plan for Zimbabwe and to invite investors to immediately sow seeds in Zimbabwe that shall germinate alongside the new Zimbabwe.”
One of the notable South African nationals to grace the event to be held on November 29 is Moeletsi Mbeki), a veteran South African political economist. People from the business sector, community, companies, civic society groups, churches and individuals are expected to be part of the event.
“The Alliance shall give hints of how the new government shall create jobs against a background of a highly-informalised economy which has been arrested in decades of deindustrialisation owing to Zanu PF’s poor economic and unfriendly laws. The Alliance is not part or lot of the ugly political mudslinging, but only interested in rebuilding Zimbabwe,” the statement read.
The MDC Alliance has also formed a Policy and Research Committee which comprises economic and legal brains like Hatfield MP Tapiwa Mashakada and Biti, who have been tasked to come up with alternative policies to rescue Zimbabwe’s economy.