POLAD Planning An “All Stakeholders” Economic Summit

The Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) forum members have revealed their plan to hold an all stakeholders’ summit next month.

The plan was revealed by Coalition of Democrats (CODE) leader Trust Chikohora who chairs POLAD’s economic thematic committee. He told the Standard that the forum intends to address issues such as corruption, hyperinflation and the cash crisis and come up with a work plan for the first quarter of the year. He added:

We will identify the four pillars of the Zimbabwean economy and tour companies and organisations.

We will lobby other countries to assist Zimbabwe in the economic resuscitation. Our economic summit to be held on February 28 will bring together all major players of the economy such as the Consumer Council, the investor community and the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions.

He also said that the recommendations from the summit will be presented to the government.

The development comes when critics to the forum have said that it is merely a waste of the taxpayers’ money and time as nothing helpful will come out of the forum.

The sentiments were reiterated by ZCTU secretary-general, Japhet Moyo who said that the labour movement was “too busy” to attend to “these talk shows.”

More: The Standard

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