President Emmerson Mnangagwa says each of the country’s 10 provinces will have its gross domestic product (GDP) known so that the government is aware of regions which are not doing well.
Addressing captains of industry and commerce at an interactive meeting held in Harare today, Cde Mnangagwa said the country is strategically located in the sub-region, where rail, road and air travel can be utilised.
He said what is now required is to work on the country’s porous borders and for the workers at immigration and the police to change their attitude.
The president reminded those ignoring the government call to return externalised assets that they will be named, shamed and prosecuted.
“Come the 19th of this month, I will be naming and shaming all those who have decided not to return the externalised funds,” he said.
President Mnangagwa thanked small to medium enterprises for being dynamic and responsive to the needs of people during difficult times.
The interactive meeting was attended by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development Dr Mike Bimha and senior government officials.
Dairibord Holdings Limited Chief Executive Officer Mr Anthony Mandiwanza chaired a private sector panel discussion during the meeting with panelists such as CZI president Mr Sifelani Jabangwe, ZNCC president Dr Divine Ndhlukula, Zimbabwe Chamber of Mines president Mr Batirai Manhando, ZCFU president Mr Wonder Chabikwa, Zimbabwe Council for Tourism President Mr Tichaona Hwingwiri and the Chamber of SMEs president Mr Daniel Chinyemba.