business meeting 20.09.10.jpgThe business community says there is need for the government to prioritise areas that performed below expectation in the first half of the year as the nation gears up for the forthcoming Mid-Year Fiscal Review statement .
The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on  Industry and Commerce, Chairman, Cde William Mutomba said for local industry to realise its full potential, there is need to address funding constraints in the agriculture sector to ensure continuous supply of raw materials.

Economic commentator, Mr Danny Musukuma identified the energy sector as one area that needs urgent attention so as to allow the manufacturing sector to increase capacity utilisation levels.

Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce President, Mr. Oswell Binha said the economy has made tremendous improvement in all sectors though efforts should be directed towards consolidating the gains achieved in the first half of the year through practical policies.

Economic performance in the first half of the year indicate that the country’s imports continue to exceed exports hence the need to boost production capacity in the local industries to ensure competitiveness.