ZIST to host inaugural economic policy dialogue


Harare (New Ziana) – The Zimbabwe Institute of Strategic Thinking (ZIST) will this week host an inaugural economic dialogue session in Victoria falls from the 14th to the 16th of June where the issue of private sector involvement in the economy will take centre stage.

The three-day seminar will include high ranking government officials who will be part of the speakers.

ZIST is a local think-tank responsible for solution-oriented ideas and focused thinking in Zimbabwe and beyond.

Running under the theme, “Re-shoring Private Sector Growth: Creating conditions for a predictable business operating environment,” ZIST chief executive Eric Muzamhindo said there was need for the private and public sectors to collaborate more to stimulate economic growth.

He said it was ZIST’s hope that the conference will influence decision making and policy formulation such as the national budgets.

“The government must include the private sector and their role in achieving the NDS1 (National Development Strategy 1), this is very important and relevant, there must be key discussion in that area,” he said.

“We would also like to see issues of working capital in industry and commerce being addressed as well as overall economic revitalization,” said Muzamhindo.

He said there was also a need for an inclusive approach to achieve vision 2030 where there has to be common ground between private and public sectors.

“We should be also able to discuss several issues that include value addition on goods and services, beneficiation and processing of raw materials and semi-finished products, imports and exports facilities, cash flow and investment confidence which is pivotal as there is need to revisit some investment laws,” he said.

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