The Kwekwe business community has called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to fire underperforming officials and suspected criminals from the government, accusing them of derailing the country’s development.
The call was made by the Chairman of the Business Economic and Empowerment Forum (BEEF), Dr. Solomon Matsa, in a Kwekwe business indaba which was honored by President Mnangagwa at a local hotel on Friday.
The Kwekwe business community said they fully support the government’s economic policies and will do their utmost to play a positive role.
Dr Matsa urged Zimbabweans to appreciate the hard work and efforts put in by President Mnangagwa and the government to revive the economy.
“We call on the president to tell him that we are with him and that we will work on his programs but we want him to fire all the lazy people and all the criminals in the government who do not want to work.
“People are talking about policies every day and the president is making policies as soon as possible, but when it comes to implementation, we have challenges, president, with your leaders, they don’t want to implement what you say,” said the BEEF president.
Kwekwe Business Association President Thakor Patel has urged Zimbabweans to take advantage of the business opportunities created by the Second Republic.
“Let’s see what the challenges are and what we can stop and improve our businesses. The opportunities are enormous, it is the first time in three years since independence that the market is open to everyone.
“The government is able to help you, the banks are there to give you loans and the land is available for you to use, so you have to take advantage of it, we shouldn’t complain too much about our challenges, we We have to meet the challenges, find solutions and move forward.
Patel hailed the Second Republic for providing food to the drought-affected masses.
He commended the infrastructure development programs undertaken by the Second Republic through the Decentralization Funds and the Emergency Roads Rehabilitation Program which are guided by the National Development Strategy (NDS 1).
Patel called on Zimbabweans to be patriotic, united and not to demonize the country but to work together in unity and harmony.
Local businessman Darryl Coetzee said Zimbabwe will be self-sufficient in milk by 2025 and will not import dairy products.
He said the dairy industry currently imports $30-40 million worth of dairy products.
“His Excellency’s vision is to become self-sufficient, we must be self-sufficient, we cannot import commodities, as a private sector we will drive this, by 2025 we will become self-sufficient in milk,” said said Coetzee.
A representative of Youth in Business, Enock Ncube, said the body will deliver programs that promote behavior change and economic development among its members in line with Vision 2030.
He said Empower Bank has had a positive impact on the lives of young entrepreneurs in the country.
“As young people, we have heeded your clarion call against drug abuse. In support of your call, we will join relevant stakeholders in addressing this unacceptable misconduct,” he said. New Ziana