Zimbabwe GDP could reach $100 billion


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Former Finance Minister Simba Makoni who now leads the Mavambo/Kusile/ Dawn party said Zimbabwe’s gross domestic product would reach $100 billion. “We can actually achieve a US$100 billion economy before 2020 if we do the right things — it’s feasible in this economy,” Makoni said. “In 2002 we produced 240 million kgs of tobacco before we had taken the land. We produced 2.4 million to 2.5 million tonnes of maize from the communal areas not from the commercial farms. We produced 350 tonnes of cotton from Gokwe Muzarabani, Chiredzi, Mwenezi and today there is completely nothing. ..Let’s remove the impediments that inhibit citizens from doing things for themselves, don’t arrest business managers for running their businesses, and don’t take away the little money that has been hard earned by citizens from their accounts.”

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