|Vice President Mujuru urges business to engage Govt|
|Monday, 02 July 2012 17:24|
By Fanuel Kangondo recently in VICTORIA FALLSVice-President Joice Mujuru has urged the business community to actively engage the Government in efforts to revive the country’s economy.Addressing the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce annual congress in Victoria Falls on Thursday evening, VP Mujuru said she had observed that business-persons were reluctant to partner with the Government to rebuild the economy.
She said on numerous overseas trips that the Government has initiated, the business community appeared reluctant to take part yet the overall objective was to promote business.
“We are all aware that we are operating under sanctions but as Zimbabweans we seem not worried about anything. It is as if Government and business are different, they are not in a hurry to solve the problems we have.
“Your business is to make money, leave the politics to us because we are here to serve you, it is our responsibility.”
VP Mjuru acknowledged the dialogue and continuous discourse between business organisations.
VP Mujuru paid tribute to the winners in the various categories of the ZNCC businesspersons of the year awards saying the Government appreciated their “never die” spirit that they continue to exude. She also paid tribute to captains of industry for keeping the economy on the rails through the tough and trying times.
Chicken Slice founder, Mr Tawanda Mutyebere walked away with the ZNCC Businessman of the year award while Mrs Nancy Guzha of Unilever received the Businesswoman of the year award. Also honoured on the evening was Mr Gonye Muzumasake as the Rural Businessman of the year while Chipitani Safaris walked away with the accolade for the Exporter of the year.
Mbada Diamonds was honoured as the company with the outstanding corporate social responsibility and Mimosa Mine as the runner up.