ZANU PF throws weight behind AAG

by | May 3, 2021 | Business, Local News, Politics | 0 comments

Mako Jerera

The ruling party ZANU PF, has reiterated its commitment to empowerment activities saying the party will always seek economic emancipation of citizens.

ZANU PF has a long history of deliberate policies, that have been implemented by the government which has created millionaires.

One of the vehicles which has made this possible is the Affirmative Action Group (AAG), which the party has pledged to continue supporting.

AAG recently set up a new top brass which includes, Mr Mike Chimombe as the President, deputised by Mr Passion Java.

Other executive members include Ms Anastancia Ndhlovu, Mr Munyaradzi Kashambe and Mr Mabutho Moyo.

Immediately after the executive was constituted, the AAG took to Bulawayo where there was a business forum, the event was supported by Zanu-PF Secretary for Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Dr Mike Bimha.

Speaking after the forum, Dr Bimha said the new approach in empowerment will see a turnaround of the country`s economy.

“The coming in of the new dispensation, with its thrust on economic development and the mantra that Zimbabwe is open for business, the Vision 2030, the issue of devolution and the amendment of the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act all gave birth to the need to the policy.

“There was also a misconception by the public that with the doing away of the 51:49 threshold the party and Government had runaway from its economic empowerment thrust. People now thought the Government and party were no longer interested in economic empowerment but were more inclined to attracting investors only,” said Dr Bimha.

Dr Bimba said the party wanted to also assure the public that the party and Government are still very much committed to empowering its people but this had to be done by facing the reality of the day.

AAG executive member responsible for Communication and Advocacy, Mr Ari Goldenstein said the main thrust of the gathering was to ensure that everybody was in a position to participate fully in the economic emancipation thrust by the Government and help achieve Vision 2030.

Speaking to Tateguru Tv, Mr Goldenstein promised that the organisation will be actively supporting efforts to achieve Vision 2030.

“As AAG new executive, we have confidence in our Goverment and its leadership on matters of business. It is not going to be business as usual. We will make sure vision 2030 is doable and can be achieved. We are also going to advocate for more youths to be in business and win. As you can see our new executive is youthful. We will be very much focusing on all issues and all people to make sure NDS1 is a success and Vision 2030 achievable,” he said.

The AAG is a socio-economic empowerment organisation. A proponent for indigenisation and empowerment through inclusivity, innovation and entrepreneurship.