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The Tripartite Negotiating Forum (TNF) has resolved to fully implement the principles of the Kadoma Declaration that aims to address the country’s risk factors to facilitate economic growth. In a statement released after a meeting held in Harare yesterday, the TNF said the implementation of the declaration, which was mooted in 2010, would go a long way in addressing challenges facing the economy.

“Going forward, the TNF has resolved to fully implement the principles of the Kadoma Declaration aimed at creating an enabling economic environment and help address the country’s risk factors, while fostering a shared national economic and social vision,” it said.

The principles of the Kadoma Declaration include depoliticising the workplace, tackling corruption in public and private sectors, matching policies with action and timeous implementation of policies.

The TNF also resolved to address issues of productivity by establishing the Zimbabwe National Productivity Institute (ZNPI).

“The ZNPI will in the meantime be working through exploiting synergies with other existing bodies like the National Competitiveness Commission and the National Economic Consultative Forum (NECF) among others,” said the TNF.

Issues discussed at the meeting include the current state of the economy characterised by low confidence levels.

“It is a reality that our economy cannot grow without money, but we need to come together to see how best we can utilise what we have by mobilising one another to work for the common good.”

Officially opening the meeting earlier, Labour and Social Services Minister Mrs Prisca Mupfumira said there was need to engage in a constructive manner.

“It is my hope that we will work together in the true spirit of tripartism and that the nation will once again have confidence in us, as we work to improve the fortunes of our country,” said Minister Mupfumira.

The TNF is a body made up of Government, business and labour representatives.

The Employers Confederation of Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, the Zimbabwe Federation of Trade Unions, Cabinet ministers and other senior Government officials attended the meeting.

Source : The Herald