Speaking to The Herald, Presidential spokesperson George Charamba revealed President Mnangagwa’s vision for 2019.
He said Mnangagwa wants Zimbabwe to do away with bureaucracy surrounding business. Mnangagwa also wants to privatise some State owned firms as well as offload the inefficient ones. Charamba said Mnangagwa wants the future of the economy would be built on the basis of 3Rs, namely restructuring, rebuilding and reforming. Said Charamba:
In respect of reforming, the President made it clear to me today (yesterday) that 2019 will see red tape and bureaucracy being dealt with as these relate to business decisions. More critically, the President has indicated that 2019 will see Government privatising a number of parastatals and State enterprises as well as offloading inefficient public entities. On savings, in simple economic terms, they (savings) amount to postponed consumption, which means that Zimbabweans will have to forgo the propensity to consume excessively to save for domestic investments. That is the vision he has for us to realise our Vision 2030, by which year we expect to have become an upper middle income economy.