WHAT THE NEW DISPENSATION MEANS FOR ALL SECTORS: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
Zimbabweans can use this milestone year of 2018 in the same way its people used 1894 to envision an Anti-Colonial Struggle; in 1966 to envision a Free Zimbabwe from Rhodesia; and in 1980 to dream of a prosperous country. Citizens can make 2018 the year of envisioning “A People Living in a Modern and Prosperous Nation built through sweat, hard work, and technological ingenuity”
The year 2018 has ushered in a period for Zimbabwe to do at least five things:-
1. Undertake “Controlled Change” (which is the essence of Evolution).
- Stand firmly on ad learn lessons from its rich past.
- Re-envision the hopeful future its citizens had in 1980.
- Use this period to “Build a Bridge to the Future.”
2. Modernize its politics, economics, and outlook in the face of globalization.
- On the economy, give legs and wings to its wonderful policy statements.
- On politics, implement its progressive constitution in its entirety.
- On international stage, find a less confrontational way of pursuing economic justice.
3. Consolidate its rich history on of Pan-Africanism in the world.
- Continue to advocate for transformation at regional and international bodies.
- Convert its rich regional political capital (militant sovereignity) into economic capital (trade and commerce).
4. Shift gear from Political to Economic Resource Nationalism.
- Use Fast Track Land Reform Program as foundation for An Agrarian Revolution (modern administration, security of tenure, tools to enhance productivity – e.g. land bank, land tax, land market, land use planning, etc.).
- Use Economic Empowerment tools to attain Indigenization.
- Understand and implement economic reforms based on the Country’s Comparative Advantage – human, natural, and geographical resources.
5. Change the way we do things (which is the essence of Governance).
- Modernize its institutions and systems (to tackle corruption and improve human rights (economy, political, social, and cultural).
- Embrace modern technologies and deploy them aggressively.
- Embrace thrift, fairness, prudence, and generosity
 Based on talk given at the “Corporate Governance Indaba 2018” held by the Quality Corporate Governance Centre (QCGC) at Zimbali Gardens, Harare, on 16 March 2018