This was said by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in Bulawayo while addressing captains of industries at the 5th International Business Conference during the ongoing Zimbabwe International Trade (ZITF) conference in Bulawayo on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Tsvangirai said Zimbabwe requires a break from the past, coupled with a clear programme underpinned by political and economic reforms, a commitment to the rule of law, defense of property rights and reward of individual effort.
"The immediate challenge for any new government in Zimbabwe would be creating peace and stability and embarking on an aggressive programme of infrastructure rehabilitation, resuscitation of our manufacturing potential and increasing our mining and agricultural productivity," he said.
He said the challenge for new crop of African leaders is to consign repression and misgovernance to the dustbins and creating a new society with a new ethos and new values that poise us for peace, stability, investment and growth.
"As I have said, this is important because our toxic politics has been the Achilles heel in our quest for investment and growth.
Some of us across the political divide represent a new generation whose focus is mainly on building strong economies, creating jobs and developing a qualitative and affordable social delivery system especially in the fields of health and education" said Prime Minister Tsvangirai.
"We say no to all forms of machinations that seek to destroy the national wealth for the common good. We endeavor to grow the national cake in a more just, equitable and sustainable manner by focusing more on creating new wealth while preserving and growing existing wealth.
This is the true spirit of a national empowerment policy that every well-meaning Zimbabwean should be pursuing," said Prime minister in an apparent reference to the controversial indigenization laws.
Soon after his address Prime Minister Tsvangirai toured exhibitors stands accompanied by senior government officials and ministers.Post published in: News