Industrialists blast ZimAsset

via Industrialists blast ZimAsset – DailyNews Live  6 FEBRUARY 2014

Government’s economic blue print, Zimbabwe Agenda for sustainable socio-economic transformation (ZimAsset), must be practical if the country is to attract meaningful funding, industrialists say.

Former Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) president, Callisto Jokonya, yesterday told a ZimAsset workshop in the capital that “without funding, goals set by the ambitious economic roadmap will remain a pipe dream”.

“As it stands it will be difficult to attract funding because people will not invest their money where they know it’s not secure,” he said, adding “if we try to reduce ZimAsset to projects then we will be able to get funding from international moneylenders.”

This comes as the country’s previous economic blue prints such as the Medium Term Plan (MTP) failed to achieve set goals due to lack of funding from the international community owing to Zimbabwe’s high political risk status and policy inconsistencies.

The MTP —  a comprehensive economic blue print was launched in 2011.




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    Nyoni 8 years ago

    Zanu has sold our country short and now is trying to play innocent bystander. We know the game to Zanu and you lose. Cheerio.

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    Bhola 8 years ago

    Ummmmm… I hardly call one comment from one former CZI president a blasting… All he said was that the plan was ambitious, and for it to work, it required substantial funding… Very silly and the motive of this article is beyond me. Thanks for wasting my time