Copy South Africa – MBC

MUTARE The government should learn from South Africas example of public/private partnerships in order to develop the countrys infrastructure, a business expert has said.

In an interview with The Zimbabwean on Monday, Tendai Madanha, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Manicaland Business Council (MBC) and the board chairman of Timber Merchants of Zimbabwe said it was critical for the government to design workable ways in which the public and private sectors could work together to develop infrastructure in the country.

Zimbabwe should have case studies from South Africa, China and India to learn from their experiences, he said.

Madanha said the government should appreciate that it had a lot to learn from South Africa and other countries in the region where the private sector participates in developing infrastructure such as roads, water reticulation and power generation systems.

Obviously Zimbabwe should leverage global best practices with South Africa and other countries where the principle of public private partnerships have been implemented, he added.

He said Zimbabwe should be dedicated to discussing specific projects that the public and private sectors could work together on such as the Chiadzwa diamond and Methane gas fields in Manicaland.

It is high time the inclusive government copy South Africas International Marketing Council, which it established to sell the image of the country abroad.

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