Tackle govt over crisis, CZI urged

Lesley Moyo



ECONOMIC analysts this week said delegates to the forthcoming two-day Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) congress should press government to adopt ma

rket-driven reforms and seek the resolution to the country’s six-year economic crisis.


The analysts said the captains of industry had to tackle issues affecting the country’s economy and constrain productivity.


Industrial operations have been heavily constrained by an economic crisis precipitated by record inflation levels and acute shortages of fuel, foreign currency and basic food items.


Economic commentator Eric Bloch said the industrialists should come up with policies that address issues affecting industry.


“The congress must provide solutions that help bring down ever-escalating inflation, improve labour relations and push for a market-driven economy,” Bloch said.


John Robertson agreed, saying: “Issues such as the scarcity of foreign currency, limited supply of electricity, clean water, telephone services and new investment opportunities should be clearly articulated during the congress.”


The CZI congress will run from July 26 to 28 July at the Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel.