Diasporans commit to Zimbabwe’s development

By Oleen Ndori

The diaspora community has re-affirmed its commitment to investing in the development of the country and the continent at large in the spirit of pan-Africanism and African renaissance.

Engaging journalists after paying a courtesy call on Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Ambassador Fredrick Shava this Friday, Zimbabweans in the diaspora hailed the existing investment climate in the country, pledging to find ways to encourage more Zimbabweans and Africans to invest in the development of the continent.

Founder and President of the African Diaspora Development Institute and former African Union Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quao says her organisation strives to rekindle the spirit of Pan-Africanism.

“We want to mobilise African diaspora to invest in Africa and find solutions to African problems. We want to continue to wake up the spirit of pan-Africanism which is important in Africa’s development,” she said.

Zimbabwe is this year expected to host a major conference for the African diaspora community in Victoria Falls to deliberate on strategies for inclusive and sustainable economic development in line with Agenda 2063.