FORUS Party National Policy is a culmination of an extensive consultative process involving stakeholders at all levels so as to develop consensus and establish a sense of ownership.
In pursuit of the party’s vision of bottom-up approach, economic emancipation, empowerment by devolution, commercialization of communities and parastatals, globalization of minds, digitalization, value addition, beneficiation and industrialization of the economy,
FORUS will deliver broad based transformation, new wealth creation and expanding horizons of economic opportunities for all Zimbabweans.
It is also important to note that the formulation of FORUS National Policy has been under constantly changing global scenarios, shaped by geo-political changes, technological changes, market segmentation and climatic shocks.
Given the new normal under COVID-19, which has disrupted economic activities across the globe, particularly tourism and the global travel services industry, FORUS party urges Zimbabweans and development partners to adapt fast with these changing scenarios as the future pattern of this disease and its full impacts remain uncertain.
FORUS government continues to lobby for political reforms which are also critical to rebuilding trust between Zimbabwe’s government and its citizens, and to pushing the domestic political and economic re-engagement agenda that must complement international re-engagement which our party shall use its goodwill to unlock.
The lobbying shall also include but not limited to aligning national legislation with the constitution. Replacing highly contentious Maintenance of Peace and Security Act (MOPA), aligning security powers with constitutional guarantees of fundamental freedoms, and general legislation alignment to regional and international best practice.
FORUS Party continually engages Zimbabwe’s global diaspora, members of which are increasingly courted as potential partners in the country’s future prosperity.
Trade and tourism are important connectors between government, the diaspora and local business, and there is an increasing number of diaspora business and development initiatives in Zimbabwe.
FORUS party has brought together different diaspora groups, civic society, independent institutions and other local stakeholders to discuss ways in which the diaspora can be mainstreamed as part of Zimbabwe’s national development.
There is an ongoing dialogue on formulating a common approach and developing a strategic policy document on the diaspora and Zimbabwe.