The business community has raised concern over delays in the implementation of the Medium Term Plan policies to consolidate macro-economic gains.Barely three months after the launch of the MTP, the business community is concerned about the implementation system on the back of resurfacing macro-economic pressures in the form of high utility bills, rising inflation and limited financial inflows.
A business analyst, Mr. Godfrey Dupwa says the Ministry of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion should ensure that the policy is implemented in line with the set time frames.
â€œIndeed we are not seeing anything on the issue,â€ said Mr. Dupwa.
Another local businessman, Mr. Mathew Chakwanya says the delay in the implementation of the Medium Term Plan policies is exposing the failure by the Ministry of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion in facilitating macro â€“ economic growth.
â€œWe hope the relevant Minister can do something on the matter,â€ he said.
A local entrepreneur, Mr.Â Elliot Mashanyare also says the delay in the initiation of the MTP policies is likely to hinder productivity.
â€œSomething should be done to implement the policy,â€ Mr. Mashanyare said.
TheÂ five year Medium Term Plan is aimed at restoring business confidence, mobilising US$9 billion, boostingÂ investment , stimulatingÂ savings, stabilisingÂ macro-economic variablesÂ among other factors.