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ACDP says the special economic zone programme falls short of its intended purpose

# The ACDP notes that the Special Economic Zone Programme, as part of the Reimagined Industrial Strategy, was meant to stimulate local and foreign direct investment. But worryingly, it is falling far short of its intended purpose, with the admission that the manufacturing base is in decline. The ACDP’s Wayne Thring is calling on minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Ebrahim Patel, to engage with the relevant ministries for the development of a government-led vocational training strategy to ensure the supply of sector-specific skills that will drive industrialisation.