(Last Updated on November 17, 2020 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – Vice President, Constantino Chiwenga has expressed optimism about the National Development Strategy (NDS1), saying it has the potential to anchor Zimbabwe’s vision of transforming the economy into an upper middle – income by 2030.
He also claimed the signs of it’s success were already visible.
Chiwenga made the remarks during the official launch of the NDS1, an Economic Blueprint set to run for the next 5 years, succeeding the Transitional Stabilisation Programme (TSP).
This Blueprint feeds into the broad vision 2030 articulated by President Mnangagwa, who is on record saying the revival and growth of the economy was his government’s top priority.
The same sentiments were shared by VP Chiwenga during the launch of the NDS1.
“The Second Republic in 2017, under the able and astute leadership of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa was pronounced by a clear message that our Government will prioritise economic recovery and growth over anything else,” said VP Chiwenga.
He added that “It is also my conviction, that a strong, sustained and shared economic growth for all is not far-fetched.
“The signs of economic stabilisation as a result of interventions brought about by the Transitional Stabilisation Programme (TSP), are quite revealing and encouraging.”
According to the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Professor Mthuli Ncube, the Blueprint was a result of thorough and extensive consultation processes with multiple stakeholders including the private sector, various political parties under the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) banner and development partners.