President directs establishment of Diaspora Affairs Committee

Online Desk |  1 year ago | top

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says Zimbabweans living in the diaspora should be able to access land back home for development purposes and other investment projects. 

Writing in his weekly column in the Sunday Mail, President Mnangagwa said the diaspora community should actively participate towards realisation of Vision 2030 of Zimbabwe becoming an upper middle income economy. He added that there is need to come up with strategies and mechanisms to fully tap into that community. 

The President also said that the demand for agricultural land places a huge responsibility on those currently enjoying access to it, as they should make it productive.

The Head of State reiterated that, Government will intervene, repossess and re-allocate idle land. 

Meanwhile, the President has directed relevant ministries to set up a Committee on Diaspora Affairs, following the high demand for investment opportunities by the Zimbabwe diaspora. 

The committee will be chaired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and deputised by that of Finance and Economic Development.