The Minister for Finance and Economic Development Mthuli Ncube will be in Bulawayo today to meet business leaders. He is expected to explain key points of the 2019 budget and clarify issues around currency challenges. Bulawayo used to be an industrial hub in the country but since the turn of the millennium, the city has experienced massive de-industrialisation. In a notice to its members, the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) said
The Honourable Minister of Finance, Professor Mthuli Ncube, will be in Bulawayo to engage corporate Matabeleland and discuss the recently announced budget, inform the business community on the currency conundrum as well as gather information regarding the challenges peculiar to our region for consideration in refining his fiscal regime henceforth.
Our desire is to intervene in the current economic challenges in a bid to proffer solutions as well as inform the business community on Government’s plans going forward and to be the conduit to progressive dialogue between Government and its stakeholders in the private sector… We believe that an informed person makes better decisions than his/her uninformed counterpart. We also want to curb speculative tendencies that result from lack of information.