People in Matabeleland South Province have been urged to embrace the indigenisation and empowerment drive as it is meant to emancipate Zimbabweans from the shackles of economic slavery.
The call came from Zanu-PF Politburo member, who is also the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Management, Cde Francis nhema.
Speaking at a Zanu-PF Provincial Coordinating Committee meeting in Gwanda, Cde Nhema explained that the law, which was enacted in 2008, seeks to redress the colonial imbalances that were meant to marginalise the indigenous Zimbabweans through requiring that they should own at least 51% stake in all foreign owned companies.
He said it is important for the leadership to be seen at the fore-front of this programme by dissemination information of this regard as well as being major players in various sectors of the economy.
Minister Nhema reiterated that the government will not backtrack on its road to economic independence and urged people to prepare to secure control in mining companies found in the Matabeleland South Province.
Speaking at the same occasion, Zanu-PF Provincial Chairman, Cde Andrew Langa expressed confidence that people in the province will rise to the occasion and ensure that the programme is a success.