Economist and former MDC T advisor Eddie Cross has said Zimbabwe could become one of the fastest growing economies in 2020 only if the government prioritizes fiscal discipline as key.
“If we maintain our discipline and don’t let ourselves be pushed off track in 2020 we will be the fastest growing economy in the world and we will maintain that growth for a time to come. More than one million homes have been built in the last decade through private funds, mostly Diaspora (remittances) and these funds can be used in other areas, such as healthcare,” said Cross.
Cross was speaking at the Association of Healthcare Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) annual conference held in Bulawayo last week.
He added that a patriotic national spirit was now required from every Zimbabwean in order to win the economic war bedeviling the country.
“If you have made Zimbabwe your home, you need to get involved. Our problems are our problems; if we work collectively to change what we can within our spheres of influence, believe me, our tomorrow will be better than today,” added Cross.
Cross, who has been labeled a ‘false economic prophet’ by others from the opposition corridors, for his positive analysis and predictions on the economy, said Zimbabweans are not poor as some might think, and urged the healthcare institutions, to embrace quality services and new technologies, in order to move with the modern times.
Koketso Ramorei is a journalist and news editor of SADC News with years of experience in a number of genres including sports, politics and community reporting. He has worked for a numerous publications including The Citizen Newspaper and is a former editor of a Johannesburg-based off-campus publication called The Waldorfian Times.