President Emmerson Mnangagwa says his government is being encouraged by the confidence shown by investors in Zimbabwe due to various reforms being implemented.
Addressing delegates during the launch of a strategic road map to US $12 billion mining industry by 2023 held in the capital today, President Mnangagwa said there is need for key enablers to be put in place so that the country will have a reliable power supply, water, and transport systems.
“We are enthused and encouraged that investors are having more confidence to invest in the country in response to various reforms we are implementing.
“For this plan to be effective, there is a need for key enablers to be put in place. This will facilitate the reliable supply of power, water and transport systems that must all be in place.
“l am indeed delighted that the roadmap also helps the contribution of the mining sector towards the generation of energy, the minister assures that by 2024 we will be exporting energy,” he said.
President Mnangagwa also called for stakeholders in the public and private sectors to work with unity of purpose guided by the national interest.
“There is also a need for modernisation of our transport system, in particular, the national railways of Zimbabwe.
“I, therefore, implore all stakeholders both public and private to work with unity of purpose guided by the broader national interest. Therefore this launch must be a stepping stone and a building block towards a steady socio-economic growth in our country.
“We may face hurdles in this journey but however with collective efforts, a greater determination will build the Zimbabwe we all want,” he added.
Speaking during the same event, Minister of Mines and Mining Development Winston Chitando revealed that they have come up with an energy development programme that will see Zimbabwe exporting electricity by 2024.