Poisonous politics the problem: PM

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says that only a legitimately elected government is key to the country emerging from its unending political discord and embarking on a path to economic recovery and prosperity.

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai

"Our experience has shown that only a legitimately elected government, and not a coalition, can develop and implement a common vision and programmes that will deal with the massive unemployment and poverty that Zimbabwe currently faces," he told business people at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair yesterday.

Tsvangirai who leads the MDC formation that is currently in a coalition with President Robert Mugabe government which is pushing forward a controversial Indigenization Act which has created jitters among investors.

Tsvangirai's MDC is for the law but is against the wrongly interpreted implementation of it by Zanu (PF) Minister Savior Kasukuwere, which has scared away investors.

"Our major set-back in dealing with these challenges to achieve our full potential as a nation has been our bad and poisonous politics, our uneasy coalition which has bickered more than it has collaborated to set the correct tone for economic growth and development," said Tsvangirai.

In order to progress Tsvangirai said that they should implement political and economic reforms, and commit to the rule of law.

"Our country 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," he said.

Tsvangirai said that the challenge for the economic transformation of Zimbabwe now lies with a new government that would create peace and stability and also embark on an aggressive programme of infrastructure rehabilitation, resuscitation of our manufacturing potential and increasing our mining and agricultural productivity.

"That challenge for us as the 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."

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