Infrastructure to blame

MUTARE - Top business and civil society leaders say the solution to the countrys quest to sustainable growth path rests on long-term investment in manufacturing and agricultural industries.

The top business leaders and policy-makers identified poor infrastructure and disastrous agricultural sector as being at the core of Zimbabwes challenges in a country whose rapidly changing systems require quick responses.

They urged the government to improve its inventory of physical, human and capital infrastructure to various companies.

In an exclusive interview on the sidelines of stakeholders meeting under the theme: Zimbabwe Economy: The Road Recovery held this week on Tuesday the Chief Executive Officer of Zimbabwe Economic Consultants, Jameson Takaedza, said lack of adequate infrastructure and the land grab hampered efforts at attaining development security in the country.

The climate, the soils, the water is all here in Zimbabwe, but look at what has happened in the agricultural sector. There is no production at all, yet agriculture is the back bone of Zimbabwes economy, said Takaedza.

He told the business leaders and other policy-makers that Zimbabwean farmers would continue to struggle unless there was serious investment by the private and public sectors.

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