Government is being called on to create an enabling environment that will facilitate the World Bank projected growth of the country.
Economists have concurred with World Bank’s projections of reaching a 2.7 percent growth rate but were quick to point there are certain economic and policy issues needed to be maintained especially in agriculture which has been the backbone of the economy in terms of its contributing factor on gross domestic product which is above 15 percent.
An economic analyst Dr Mthokozisi Nkosi said; “The projections are real but they require the government of Zimbabwe to create an environment that will enable the people of Zimbabwe to take farming as a serious business by taking into consideration upstream and downstream economic linkages associated with agriculture”.
Another economist Mr Paison Tazvivinga said agriculture and mining are real economic drivers that any economy would be envied for thus it is imperative for authorities to increase their output by fully utilising all idle land and natural resource endowments available in the country.
“There are greater chances for Zimbabwe to surpass the 2.7 percent economic growth target if Zimbabwe can be focused especially on agriculture and mining by attracting serious investors into the sectors and encourage private sector participation that unlocks full value of those areas,” he said.
Zimbabwe’s economic growth is premised on agriculture and mining which should spur the vision 2030 of becoming a middle income country.