‘Diaspora should fully participate in economy’

PRESIDENT Mnangagwa has said Zimbabwe is reviewing its Diaspora Policy to enable the full participation of its citizens across the world in the country’s economic development.

Speaking to Zimbabweans based in Egypt on Monday night, the President underscored the importance of the Diaspora community in nation-building, notwithstanding their physical absence from Zimbabwe.

Annually, the Diaspora community contributes no less than US$2 billion in remittances back home and is therefore an integral part of the country’s development.

Consequently, President Mnangagwa has made it a custom to engage with the community whenever he is in foreign lands and Egypt was no exception as he outlined a litany of measures that his administration has implemented for the total inclusion of Zimbabweans, wherever their location.

“I am equally pleased and encouraged that some of the Zimbabweans in the Diaspora have expressed interest in inclusion in financial initiatives, mostly the issue of Diaspora bonds. Government is in the process of reviewing the National Diaspora Policy towards creating win-win situations for both the Diaspora and the Government at home,” he said.


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