The 7-day visit to India by Vice President Joice Mujuru and her delegation has ended, with the Vice President saying Zimbabwe has a lot to learn from Indiaâ€™s economic development.
Amai Mujuru said India and Zimbabwe share the same history and therefore, what is critical is for Zimbabwe to relook into what India has done, and work on those areas that it is lagging behind in order to reach that countryâ€™s level of development.
Cde Mujuru, who met the Indian Prime Minister, the Vice President as well as the Minister of Commerce, Trade and Textiles, said the main message she got from the leaders was that India is ready to work with Zimbabwe for the development of the country.
She added that the Minister of Commerce was particularly concerned about the casual approach Zimbabwe is taking in attracting investment despite having all the resources necessary for economic development which include minerals, arable land and human resources.
Cde Mujuru added that it is critical to implement partnerships with Indian companies as soon as possible as this will put in practice the Look East Policy pronounced by the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe.
She said the partnerships should ensure that there is technological transfer that would assist Zimbabwe in revamping its industry and secure small scale machinery that will benefit rural people.
The Vice President also said the establishment of growth points in all provinces has worked well in India and Zimbabwe should also implement that in order to decongest major cities.
In terms of irrigation equipment and the green revolution, VP Mujuru said India is a shining example that Zimbabwe should emulate to ensure a successful agrarian revolution.
Amai Mujuru thanked President Mugabe for allowing her to visit India to seek economic solutions that can benefit every Zimbabwean regardless of political affiliation.
She however said the solution to Zimbabwean problems can only be found if all the ministries are serious about playing their part.
Amai Mujuru is expected to leave India for Dubai on Monday.