Business leaders head for Nyanga
Saturday, 05 February 2011 21:58
KM Financial Solutions (KMFS) will this month host the 3rd Edition of the Chief Executive Officers’ Roundtable in Nyanga.
The event has become the most important event in the country’s corporate world and brings together chief executive officers from many sectors of the economy.
The theme for the 2011 CEO Roundtable in Nyanga is “Towards a US$100 Billion Economy by 2030: Opportunities for Business”.
The CEO’s retreat seeks to get the country’s leadership looking straight through the windscreen of destiny and unearth the potential that it has.
The retreat seeks to get all Zimbabweans to have a clean piece of paper and start stitching together the beautiful tapestry that will become Zimbabwe 20 years from today.
KM Financial Solutions chief financial architect Mr Kenias Mafukidze told this paper: “Our country 20 years today will be a signature of our collective thoughts of today. We therefore must rise to the occasion and plan this future with precision lest the next 20 years will again be simply a passive result of other countries’ strategies and our reaction to these.”
He added that it is time as Zimbabweans we boldly put our differences aside, pick up our brushes and start painting the picture of the type of Zimbabwe we want our grandchildren to grow into.
“We also need to rise up and take ultimate responsibility for both our achievements and failures. The 2011 Roundtable seeks to get leaders and captains of industry to collectively realise that we can make Zimbabwe grow by 15 percent per annum for the next 20 years and then lay the necessary building blocks for this to be realised.
“In a short history of 100 years our country successfully overcame colonialism and shook off the legacy of Cecil John Rhodes. Sadly this alone is, however, not good enough.
“It is time for our generation to rise from reaction to deliberate action.
“It’s time for Zimbabweans to imprint our mark in history. A mark that defines our own aspirations as Zimbabweans informed but free from the entanglements of the past and the inhibitions of our previous masters.
“We are now physically free; this freedom means nothing unless we are free to dream again. It is only our dreams of the future that will take us to our aspirations,” explained Mr Mafukidze.