Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu

Government is finalising the industrialisation and trade policies that are aimed at rejuvenating the country’s economic growth trajectory.

The government of Zimbabwe is determined to create a conducive economic operating environment by reforming the economy in line with the transitional stabilisation programme (TSP).

Minister of Industry and Commerce Honourable Mangaliso Ndlovu told a gathering at the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) national business awards ceremony in Harare that various trade and economic policies will soon be unveiled to harness this objective.

“Very soon the government is going to launch the Industrialisation Policy and Trade Policy that are going to be instrumental in providing the impetus for the economy to grow. This is a demonstration of the commitment of government to reform and grow the economy in line with the transitional stabilisation programme,” he said.

Guest of honour at the awards ceremony, Rwandan Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr James Musoni said an efficient private sector provides a key impetus for economic growth adding that economic reforms are the bedrock to prosperity.

“In Rwanda we managed to come up with polices that enabled the private sector to work efficiently and that provided a successful platform for the whole economy to grow and Rwanda is now ranked one of the successful economies in Africa,” he said.

Companies won awards in different categories including Zimplats which won the top exporter of the year with CBZ clinching the top performer award in the financial services category.