VP Mnan­gagwa to at­tend AAG con­fer­ence

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Lloyd Gumbo Harare Bureau

Vice Pres­i­dent Em­mer­son Mnan­gagwa will to­mor­row lead a num­ber of Gov­ern­ment min­is­ters at the Af­fir­ma­tive Ac­tion Group’s an­nual gen­eral con­fer­ence, where they will talk about the coun­try’s in­di­geni­sa­tion pol­icy.

AAG pres­i­dent, Mr Chamu Chi­wanza, will host the con­fer­ence that is ex­pected to draw del­e­gates from the coun­try’s 10 prov­inces.

The con­fer­ence will be held at Zim­bali Gar­dens in Green­dale.

Mr Chi­wanza said VP Mnan­gagwa who is also in charge of the Min­istry of Jus­tice, Le­gal and Par­lia­men­tary Af­fairs, was best suited to state Gov­ern­ment po­si­tion on in­di­geni­sa­tion.

He said the con­fer­ence was crit­i­cal in that it would al­low stake­hold­ers to have an ap­pre­ci­a­tion of what in­di­geni­sa­tion and em­pow­er­ment sought to achieve.

“The con­fer­ence will run un­der the theme ‘Stim­u­lat­ing Growth and Wealth creation on the back of Eco­nomic Em­pow­er­ment through ZimAs­set’.

“Vice Pres­i­dent ED Mnan­gagwa who will be the Guest of Hon­our will give an over­all per­spec­tive of in­di­geni­sa­tion and eco­nomic em­pow­er­ment. We found this to be crit­i­cal es­pe­cially after Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe clar­i­fied the Gov­ern­ment po­si­tion on in­di­geni­sa­tion ear­lier this year.

“We will also have Dr (Ig­natius) Chombo who is the Zanu-PF sec­re­tary for ad­min­is­tra­tion giv­ing the party’s po­si­tion as far as the leg­is­la­tion is con­cerned.”

Mr Chi­wanza said min­is­ters among them Youth, In­di­geni­sa­tion and Eco­nomic Em­pow­er­ment’s Pa­trick Zhuwao, In­for­ma­tion Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nol­ogy, Postal and Courier Ser­vices’ Supa Mandi­wanzira and the Tourism and Hos­pi­tal­ity In­dus­try, Dr Wal­ter Mzembi, were also ex­pected to ad­dress the one-day con­fer­ence.

He said the con­fer­ence would come up with res­o­lu­tions that would be sub­mit­ted to the up­com­ing Zanu-PF con­fer­ence set for Masvingo from De­cem­ber 13-17, 2016.

The AAG was es­tab­lished in 1994 fol­low­ing an out­cry that blacks who are the ma­jor­ity were still be­ing marginalised in the main­stream econ­omy.

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