Communities in Matabeleland North province have been challenged to invest in locally available high value natural resources as a basis for economic empowerment.
Speaking at the launch of the Medium Term Plan in Lupane, Deputy Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion, Dr Samuel Undenge said there is need for communities to focus on value addition, packaging and branding of products.
He said the Medium Term Plan is an economic recovery document focusing on the eradication of poverty and hunger.
Dr Undenge added that there is need to develop the economy and create more jobs.
He implored the country to improve its foreign currency reserves.