New business task forces set up

The Zimbabwe Business Council has identified and set up seven task forces to resuscitate the economy, says its president, David Govere. The council is a gathering of all business groups.

“Working in collaboration with the Chief Executives Roundtable, the Council has identified seven key joint government and private sector task forces which need to be set up as a matter of urgency,” he said in an interview in Harare.

The key sectors are energy, transport and infrastructure, cluster development, agriculture, country image and governance, value addition, and competitive- ness and productivity. ‘‘This is part of our internal effort to improve economic performance of this country out of our very depressing situation,” said Govere.

Zimbabwe is currently rated number 171 out of 183 countries studied by the World Bank in the Doing Business Report released annually. ‘‘We need a road map soon. Zimbabwe needs all our help and we believe this will help alleviate poverty, kickstart a prosperity agenda and restore economic dignity to our very literate people,”Govere said.

He warned business against resting on its laurels. “We now need to get back to serious business,” he said.

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