Harare - One of Zimbabwe’s political parties, The MDC-T, led
by Morgan Tsvangirai on Thursday unveiled its economic blueprint with measures
to create jobs and lure billions in investment.
Speaking at the launch of the economic blueprint dubbed
Jobs, Upliftment, Investment Capital and the Environment (Juice), Tsvangirai
said Zimbabwe desperately needs new domestic and foreign investment in order to
increase capital formation.
Through Juice, the MDC promises to create one million new
jobs between 2013-2018. It also projects average growth rate of 8% per annum
between 2013-2018 and promises a $100bn first world economy by 2040 among other
According to the economic blueprint seen by Fin24, the MDC
says it has to generate decent jobs for the young men and women that are
leaving colleges and universities.
“The MDC believes that in order to spur sustainable economic
growth, it is imperative to grow the national cake,” the party said adding that
concentrating on sharing the existing small and diminishing cake is a recipe
The MDC lambasted the current version of indigenisation
which it said is tantamount to nationalisation and expropriation and it is
clearly a political gimmick by Zanu PF.
“Juice advocates for a Broad Based Economic (BBE) upliftment
of citizens by expanding people’s choices in attaining sustainable livelihoods,
not through asset stripping and looting,” said Tsvangirai in his foreword to
the economic blueprint.
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