Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to China, Cde Paul Chikava says the recent visit by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to China is already beginning to bear fruit that should manifest themselves to the people of Zimbabwe in two to three months time.
Cde Chikava, who is on a working visit back home, said one of the huge private investors who met President Mnangagwa during his state visit to China in April has already followed up the visit and is ready to roll out the promised investments in Zimbabwe.
Ambassador Chikava challenged Zimbabweans to work hard and emulate the Chinese example of rapid economic growth from a mere US$10 billion GDP to the current US200 billion in a short space of time.
He said through hard work and the good bilateral relations between the two countries, Zimbabwe should use its abundant natural resources to feed its people and grow the economy through value addition.
The Ambassador added that with Zimbabwe ranked among the top lithium reserves, the mineral should be exploited and value added so that the generality of the populace’s standard of living is uplifted.
“It is only through exporting finished products like batteries and other electronic equipment components from the mineral that Zimbabwe can regain its former glory,” he said.