I want to create billionaires: ED

HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has pledged to create billionaires as he opens the country to foreign investors and build bridges with former hostile countries.

Mnangagwa, who was sworn in on Sunday, is desperate to revive the country’s economy that is in a state of disrepair after years of neglect by the Zanu PF government.

However, introducing a new ethic in government, Mnangagwa says he would like to see young people in the country creating synergies with foreign investors and attracting foreign direct investment.

Speaking during the launch of the surveillance security products by a Chinese company Hikvision last week, Mnangagwa said the country should embrace technology to enable it to achieve middle-income status by 2018.

The Chinese company partnered a local hardware and electrical appliance supplier Nations Hardware and Electrical to supply its products not only in Zimbabwe but on the African continent.

“My government will continue to create an environment where capital feels safe and business can thrive and create jobs for our people and an improved standard of life for all.

“Nations Hardware and Electrical spelt out its strategy as “Kaizen”, meaning continuous improvement, which is the company’s thrust towards continuous enhancement and expansion for the ultimate benefit of economic growth.

“I also challenge you in the long run to seek avenues to further our innovations, leveraging on my Government’s thrust and drive as espoused in the incubation and innovation framework.

“I would like a Zimbabwe where those who are imaginative and are capable to become billionaires, our quest to modernise the economy requires those high-level technology equipment,” said Mnangagwa.

Speaking at the same function, Nations Hardware and Electrical senior manager Islam Jogee said the aim of the rapid growing company is to attract foreign direct investment as well as create jobs.

“We have our association with our partner demonstrating foreign direct investment at play, Zimbabwe is indeed open for business, we are ready have always been ready to do business with you,” said Jogee.

He said the aim of the company is to offer artificial intelligence that can be used both by government and private players.

Jogee described the company as the toolbox of Zimbabwe, aiming not only at creating employment but also attracting Zimbabweans who are now living in the Diaspora.

“We must work together, business, government and the people of Zimbabwe. We are blessed and endowed with beautiful weather, beautiful people and intelligent people, let’s work together, let’s be passionate in what we do, let’s us grow our country and let us be passionate in what we do, let us grow our country, we would like to make Zimbabwe work again,” said Jogee.

In his inauguration speech, Mnangagwa vowed to put the economy first and make Zimbabwe, that has currently has no currency of its own, stable and competitive again.

Comments (13)

Achievable, Mr President you already have a lot billionaires in Bond Notes the target set by your predecessor is Zillionaires.

Sinyo - 4 September 2018

Mugabe created trilionnaires so they is nothing new from ZANU Pf

reginald - 4 September 2018

OK we do the ai solutions ourselves nah ?

Kukulakulelwa - 4 September 2018

I dont want to be a billionaire or a millionaire when 80% of me folk live on 2 dollars a day. I am happy with a decent pay that can afford a holiday to e.g dubai twice a year with my little ones....nhai nhai , ko kuruta ndokunei ??

kukulakulelwa - 4 September 2018

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jonera dr - 5 September 2018

Zanu & Chinese bond note billionaires maybe.

sipendu - 5 September 2018

Ed, be real, we all want to improve our position in life, this will only come in Zimbabwe when the world at large is satisfied that the Government does truly represent all the voters. FDI follows. This last election ticks many boxes, may the next one tick all !!!

NEIL - 5 September 2018

Mnangagwa,you can only create billionaires from the same thieves that you steal and dine with in your zanu pf mafia party,not from an ordinary person in the dusty town of Chitown.Ordinary people just need an affordable life in which they can afford basics,that is school fees,decent meals,accomodation, not billionaires that you are dreaming at such a ripe age.Let the people afford the basics first such as buying seeds on their own,buying fertilizers on their own,rather than making them stinking poor so that you always dangle your bags of fertilizer and seeds whenever there are elections tobe held.The funny thing though is that the people are also too daft to realise that these will be the same people who would have made them poor.

janana wa Bikaz - 5 September 2018

Kwacha bhiriyoneya kuno , ndinorima bhekidhi bhinzi nematobwe.

Achinotimba kwa Gutu farm. - 5 September 2018

wait & cee policy is the best, nothing new will be brought by these thieves i zanu pf

wezhaz - 5 September 2018

chimbavha ndochavo vanhu vezanu pf, hapana chavanoita for the benefit of the whole country,

rombeguru - 5 September 2018

Just bring back the Zw dollar and once again everybody will be a billionaire - too many ZW heads up in the clouds

ace mukadota - 7 September 2018

Thts exactly zvatinotaura kuti we have aprooved matsotsi once more. kufunga kuita ma billionairs nyika iri poor. iwe pfee, make Zimbabwe rich not your familly and friends.

nyati - 10 September 2018

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