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Acting President, General Rtd Dr Chiwenga receives courtesy call from UNECA’s Executive Secretary

Acting President, General Rtd Dr Chiwenga receives courtesy call from UNECA’s Executive Secretary

Story by Wellington Makonese

THE United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Executive Secretary, Mr Cleaver Gatete has paid a courtesy call on Acting President, General Retired Dr Constantino Chiwenga with the parties deliberating on various issues tabled for the African Ministers of Finance conference to be hosted by Zimbabwe.

Following the signing of the host agreement for the African Ministers of finance planning and economic development with the government this Friday, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa met the Acting President General Retired Dr Constantino Chiwenga in Harare this Saturday.

Mr Gatete told journalists discussions were centred on progress made so far towards the hosting of the conference and areas tabled for discussion.

He said, “We came here to brief him on preparations for the big event here. The conference is going to discuss issues affecting us, especially financing issues.”

Emerging from the meeting, Deputy Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Investment Promotion, Honourable David Kudakwashe Mnangagwa spoke on the importance of the upcoming conference.

“It will outline our vision in terms for us as Africa in terms of infrastructure on Finance, and we reposition ourselves,” he said.

Zimbabwe will host the 56th session of the African Ministers of Finance, planning, and Economic Development Conference in Victoria Falls from the 28th of February to the 5th of March next year.

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