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    Finance Ministry to hold ‘poverty’ meeting in Masvingo

    Tinashe Tirivavi

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    The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development is holding a meeting on May 17 2016 in Masvingo to co-ordinate the development of an Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy (IPRSP) for 2016 to 2018.
    The meeting which is open to all stakeholders will be held at Lees Inn in Masvingo from 9 am, according to a Press statement released by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Patrick Chinamasa.
    The meeting is part of 10 nationwide meetings that are being held in all provinces to achieve the same.
    Chinamasa said in the statement that the purpose of the IPRS was to enhance Government efforts in fighting poverty in Zimbabwe and ensure inclusive growth, guided by the country's national development plan, Zimbabwe agenda for sustainable socio-economic transformation (ZIM ASSET).
    He said that the IPRSP will focus on practical and well targeted measures that can be implemented in the short to medium term, with long lasting impacts that guarantee improvement in citizenry welfare.
    It is also expected to facilitate the re-engagement process with the International Financial Institutions and cooperating partners, which is key in financing the country's development process.
    Core principles of the process is that it should be country driven, promoting national ownership through broad based participation by all stakeholders.
    "The ministry is calling on stakeholders, including government departments, civil society, the academia, business organizations, community based organizations, faith based organizations, youth, women, people living with disabilities, labor organizations, district and ward representatives who want to attend should register through their respective district administrations offices', said the statement.  
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