Food security key in government's social protection interventions

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Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube says, government will continue prioritising food security as it buffers social protection for the poor and vulnerable.

Professor Ncube made the remarks while contributing to a panel discussion on “reigniting growth in Africa” at the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland.

On regional cooperation and infrastructure development, Professor Ncube said Southern Africa needs to pool resources to build energy generating infrastructure while tenders for infrastructure such as roads and dams should be given to the private sector to construct on a concession agreement basis.

The panel discussed policy interventions needed to enhance economic diversification and unleash the private sector’s potential in the region in light of the gradual recovery of African economies from the socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.