The MDC’ s economic blueprint launched by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday the 29th of November is a young people centred, young people propelled and young people backed policy.
The Jobs, Upliftment, Investment Capital and the Environment (JUICE) is a draught for job creation and the prescription for eradicating destitution among the youth of our country. It is a comprehensive approach to sustainable, inclusive and people centred development. Poverty, unemployment, economic destruction and entrepreneurship degradation were mechanisms created by ZANU-PF to rig the future of our country against the young people of today.
The thrust of this policy is to create 1 million jobs by 2018, increase growth rate exponentially, further reduce inflation rate, deliver a US$100 billion economy by 2040, improve electricity generation and build a social contract. Whilst the government will be concentrating in the creation of the million jobs there are downstream benefits that are going to come with such a thrust as more jobs are likely to be created in the informal sector. JUICE is set to see a boom in job creation through investment and consequently creating an economically stable country founded on the inseparable combination of economic growth, investment and employment creation – through sustainable development. As the MDC youth we believe this is going to be a panacea to an economy that had been on a negative growth rate for a period of more than 8 years. There will be an increase in the domestic savings which will help to ease pressure on capital on the domestic scene.
As young people we are motivated and encouraged that the MDC has put the interests and concerns of young people at the centre of the economic policy. Through JUICE, we see Zimbabwe working again. We see a brighter and prosperous Zimbabwe under a new administration led by Dr Morgan Tsvangirai.
We have said it and we are happy to repeat it again that the ZANU PF so called indigenisation agenda is not inclusive but rather promote expropriation, nationalisation, asset grabbing and thuggery by a few Zanu PF cronies. We believe it is better to have a 10% stake in an elephant than to own 100% of a rat.
We joyously welcome JUICE as template for national and individual development, where potential can be realised and a sustainable future can be attained. There can be no other better Christmas present than this one heading into the year 2013, the year of the watershed elections. JUICE restores hope and sets the tone for what we believe is a new Zimbabwe and a new beginning.
The young people of our country who roam the streets on a daily basis will finally realise their dreams. The indigenous entrepreneurs that fled bush economic policies will finally return to establish themselves in a system where hard work is rewarded and the playing field is levelled for all competitors.
There is no doubt that the MDC JUICE will quench the thirst that has created all the social, economic and political ills of our country.
“Our era is now, let’s do it now to shape our own destiny!!!”
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