Fin24

Zim MDC launches economic blueprint

2012-11-30 10:41

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 things.

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 for disaster.

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.

 - Fin24

 

Comments
  • Rob Allen - 2012-11-30 11:11

    some good news for a change well said!

  • dumi.zulu.31 - 2012-11-30 11:23

    Puppet

      tasneem.sattar.5 - 2012-11-30 11:38

      haha, ijjut

      cosmas.ngwenya - 2012-11-30 12:14

      u r a sellout dumi, u are blinded, i m sorry 4 u..

  • gert.theunissen.3 - 2012-11-30 11:27

    Liking investors back side again, after everything is to satisfied burned and broken down.Why can't Africa mentality take great countries like RSA and Zim and build on what they got and make it a first class country?? RSA and Zim had great education,but they couldn't take to the next level, instead broke it down first and then wants to start again??? I know the answer.....................

      tasneem.sattar.5 - 2012-11-30 11:39

      see comment above for clues (dumi)

  • vambozha.vanmutemi - 2012-11-30 11:35

    After all is said, it is now the responsibility of the international community including SADC to make sure next year's elections are free and fair, and ZANU PF will be buried for good (6 feet under). The economy will only wake up if foreign investors come into the equation and this so called indigenisation drama ends coz its only benefiting a few with zanu pf links whilst the majority is suffering. Zimbabweans must not lose hope and come out in their masses next year and vote for MDC to silence ZANU PF for good.

  • zsiwela1 - 2012-11-30 11:59

    I personally welcome this Juice,it wil benefit zimbabweans in ol spheres. Big up Mr T.

  • glenview.rungano - 2012-11-30 12:49

    MDC is a joke , and it will never rule zimbabwe , mark my words !!!

      bornwell.dennison - 2012-12-04 08:44

      Rungano you are living in dreamland,open your eyes things are changing fast and for the better.I wish you and your group of Prophets of Doom could live to see it happen.MDC has brought a glimmer of hope to all Zimbabweans,the little that they have achieved during their tenure in Govenment under very trying conditions,is to be applauded,if you are someone who likes progress you will see that.MDC is vigorousily bringing to life the Country that had an almost non-existant economy.Remember the empty shop shelves,endless serches of petrol,notes that were valid for a few hours then they lost value,now tell this is a Party will call a joke,that title would fit a Party that inherited a healthy economy,ruined it and for 30plus years failed to resiscitate it,instead turns to brutally respond to anyone who dare say it is a FAILURE-that to me is a joke

  • kingjay.tee - 2012-12-10 11:46

    Where can one get an actual copy of this blueprint.

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