The Africa Financial Services Investment Conference currently underway in London is an ideal platform to share the country’s trajectory and new realities in investment opportunities Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Cde Monica Mutsvangwa has said.
Minister Mutsvangwa led the country’s delegation to the three-day conference. This is the first time that Zimbabwe attended the annual conference, which is described as the largest Africa investment gathering in Europe and one of the most important globally.
Some 1000 delegates and more than 40 business leaders from Africa attended the event which comes at a time the continent has become one of the fastest growing regions in the world.
In an interview with ZBC after her presentation at the conference, Minister Mutsvangwa said Team Zimbabwe is putting the record straight in terms of policies being undertaken in the Second Republic.
“We are talking about what Government needs to be implementing in terms of policies, strategies to make sure that we create a friendly environment.
“We have been talking about what has been happening in Zimbabwe and that the growth of Africa is low including Zimbabwe and our job here is to make sure that we put the right narrative, our President’s mantra that Zimbabwe is open for business,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.
Minister Mutsvangwa made a presentation on investment opportunities in Zimbabwe during the country’s focus session, which took place yesterday afternoon.
Zimtrade chief executive, Mr Allan Majuru, also made a presentation, among others.
“I am sure that the interest that has been shown by investors shows that we will have successful intercessions and I want to continue to say Zimbabwe is open for business,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.
In her briefing, Minister Mutsvanga outlined the country’s Transitional Stabilisation Programme and explained the other raft reforms being implemented by Government to make the country more attractive to international capital.
The session was hosted by the Zimbabwe is Open For Business Forum which was established to promote President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s vision by helping link investors with opportunities in Zimbabwe. – Harare Bureau/ZBC