Master ZIMASSET, says Zhuwao to c/servants

via Master ZIMASSET, says Zhuwao to c/servants – New Zimbabwe 26/10/2015

MARONDERA: Patrick Zhuwao has told civil servants to fully understand and implement the government’s indigenisation and empowerment law or risk being “dressed down” if they remained ignorant of the Act.

The minister of youth development, indigenisation and economic development made the threats recently in Marondera where he was meeting over 600 civil servants from the province most of whom are employed as officers in his department.

“We want people who make indigenisation pronouncements that are well informed,” Zhuwao said.

“If you don’t understand the Indigenisation and Empowerment Act, don’t talk what you don’t know in public. Grasp it first and ask where you don’t.

The Indigenisation and Empowerment Act, among other issues, demands that all foreign owned companies should cede 51 percent of the shareholding to indigenous Zimbabweans.

However, this requirement has had serious negative effects on the country’s economic growth as it has seen the flight of most foreign investors.

“There are government officials who are ignorant on this and we will dress down those that make misinformed announcements about the policy.

“We want consistency on the policy and potential investors have to know the right information on what we want or expect regarding the policy,” said Zhuwao.

The minister said the Zanu PF economic blueprint the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZIMASSET) guides national policies and should guide all civil servants as it was well received by the electorate in the 2013 national elections.

“During the 2013 harmonised elections, the electorate overwhelmingly voted for Zanu PF as they were convinced by the party’s manifesto.

“So, we are saying that the manifesto should guide national policies because that is what the people voted for.

“This is not a subject to debate and it is as simple as that. The manifesto made it clear that the party was committed to indigenise, empower, develop and employ and that is what we are simply doing,” said Zhuwao.


  • comment-avatar
    C Frizell 7 years ago

    So speaks the mini-star of De-industrialisation.

    Obviously, the madness never stops

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    IAN SMITH 7 years ago

    Tribal ideology still going strong in 2015.

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    machakachaka 7 years ago

    The minister is not telling us how far we have gone with Zimasset, primarily because we haven’t moved an inch. Zimasset remains a theory we haven’t seen on the ground. With the Parirenyatwas looting PSMAS, other cabinet ministers at each others’ throats and our president watching the drama from the terraces, I can’t see where we are really going with this Zimasset.

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    Chomi 7 years ago

    Ko tingati kudiiko hedu muzukuru waMuhabi ataura. We must be very afraid. Kapusa kufanana bambo ( that is if he is known )