National Investment Policy on the cards

John Murwira Mash West Correspondent
Government is working on a National Investment Policy, which will guide potential investments in the country. In an interview on the sidelines of a two-day workshop for SDGs, Zim-Asset 2, National Investment Policy, Special Economic Zones and Harmonisation of Investment Laws, principal director in the Ministry of Macro-Economic Planning and Investment Promotion Brigadier-General Thando Madzvamuse said that Government was working on a clear investment policy that will set guidelines for all potential investors.

“We need to have targeted investment, whereby there will be a win-win situation between investors and Government, so we are working on an investment policy that will set clear guidelines in our attempt to turn around the economy of this country. We want to align investors with our needs as a nation, as we aim to translate that into economic development of the country,” said Brigadier-General Madzvamuse.

The National Investment Policy will harmonise all different projects being undertaken by the Government.

“We want a clear policy that will harmonise all the development programmes being undertaken by the Government. This goes a long way in ensuring that the different projects don’t contradict one another, but work as one in contributing to the sought-after seven percent economic growth of the country,” said Brigadier-General Madzvamuse. It is not central Government, but all stakeholders, who should be playing a role in economic development,” he said.

“As a ministry we are engaging Local Government and other stakeholders, who include the business community to ensure that we get their contribution in the bottom-up approach, whereby all views will be considered in the various national development and investment policies,” he added.

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