EMPOWERMENT lobby body Affirmative Action Group (AAG) says it is planning to present President Robert Mugabe with a global leadership award for championing the indigenisation crusade.
AAG national president Chamu Chiwanza made the announcement last Friday during the official launch of the group’s Chegutu-Norton chapter to be led by Chegutu West MP Dexter Nduna.
“AAG is soon set to give President Mugabe recognition for empowering us. Mugabe is the biggest empowerment genius in the world. We will honour him with the Global Leadership Award sometime in March,” Chiwanza said.
He said the AAG would this year provide vendors with loans to boost their business ventures, adding that they were also prioritising the revival of key industries.
Speaking at the same event, AAG chief executive officer Davison Gomo underscored the need to amend the country’s legislation to rid the economy of colonial vestiges that “disempower” the populace.
“The truth is that most people are now vendors and we are saying they should not be chased away from the streets. We must change the laws and remove colonial legislation that hinders people from freely conducting their businesses,” Gomo said.