Tichaona Zindoga Political Editor
Finance and Economic Development Minister
Professor Mthuli Ncube yesterday made a timely intervention as he submitted a
detailed paper on Zimbabwe’s economic and political reforms to a United States
of America Congress sub-committee.
The Herald gathered yesterday that the Finance
Minister, who is on a world tour, learnt of the hearing at the US Foreign
Relations Sub-Committee on Africa and Global Health Policy focusing on
“Zimbabwe after the Elections” and decided to give a paper to the
convener of the hearing, Senator Jeff Flake.
“Minister Ncube got to hear about it in
New York, and promptly submitted a statement on the economy to Senator Flake’s
office to avoid him hearing a one-sided view only,” said a Government
Prof Ncube’s intervention came as a local
business leader, Mr Joseph Mtizwa, made a formal appearance at the
sub-committee and made an impassioned plea for the removal of sanctions imposed
by the US and other Western countries on Zimbabwe.
Other testimonies came from Deputy Assistant
Secretary of State for Africa Mr Matthew Harrington and Dr Todd J. Moss, an
In his paper titled, “State of the
Economy & Way Forward”, Prof Ncube outlined Zimbabwe’s prospects
underpinned by the implementation of economic and political reforms under the
Transitional Stabilisation Plan (TSP) and Vision 2030, which seeks to make
Zimbabwe an Upper Middle Income Country by 2030.