By Enacy Mapakame —
NYANGA - Zimbabwe has received regional visitors to learn from its successful implementation of the Rapid Results Approach giving Government impetus to extend the approach in implementation of more Zim Asset prioritized projects, an official has said.
Deputy chief secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Ray Ndhlukula said the RRI had been a success story since its launch with several reforms made, aimed improving the ease of doing business and attract foreign direct investment.
He said several governments from the SADC region had come to Zimbabwe to get first hand information on how the country successfully implemented the initiative, which is now bring extended to Zim Asset projects.
This is despite the negativity the country received from international organizations over such projects.
“One of the success stories of this project include the Command Agriculture and the Tokwe Mukosi dam projects.
“We have had visitors from Kenya and Tanzania who have come to get understanding on how we implemented this successfully.
“When we started these programmes, even international organisations such as the IMF did not believe us or that we could achieve this,” said Dr Ndhlukula at the Instutute of Bankers of Zimbabwe (IOBZ) Summer School in Nyanga.
He said the success of the economic blue print had been achieved through using the cluster approach
In line with this, Government will do a 50 day review of the first 100 days of the RRI under Zim Asset.
Dr Ndhlukula said Government had committed to creating a conducive environment that attracts investment as well as growth of local industry and eventually the economy.
This, he said, was part of the ease of doing business reforms aimed at removing bottlenecks in company registration, getting credit, getting shop license as well as attract the much needed foreign direct investment.
Among the strides made so far under the ease of doing business reforms include review of 22 Statutory Instruments while five bills have