More investors troop in

By Wellington Makonese

ZIMBABWE’S economic diplomacy drive under the banner of engagement and re-engagement continues to charm international investors, with many flocking into the country to explore opportunities.

The Second Republic’s aggressive economic marketing of the country through various international exhibitions and missions, continues to bear fruit in terms of attracting investors.

The just ended Zimbabwe-DRC trade mission in Lubumbashi saw ZIMTRADE and 30 local companies seeking to expand the country’s export market and courting potential investors to the country.

The Expo 2020 Dubai also proved to be the perfect dice rolled to lure investors where various agreements were sealed, hence a recent influx of investors from the middle-east nation into Zimbabwe.

The latest to touch down at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport this Thursday evening is a delegation from the United Arab Emirates based Ring Properties, led by the youthful Highness Sultan Khalil Ibrahim Albalishi and an Indian Alder De Souza, who are targeting properties, aviation and mining as areas of investment.

“They are targeting real estate, aviation and the commercial side of it we had many entanglements at the Zimbabwean Pavilion which then deepened roots and now they are here, the value of the proposal will bring change in their areas of investment and it will pan out well after ZIDA clearances,” said Kevin Mapingire, Rind Properties Owners Handler and spokesperson.

The country’s efforts are fast getting international recognition with ZIMTRADE receiving the highest recognition at the World Trade Promotion Organisation Awards in Accra, Ghana this Thursday for efforts to ensure that trade is inclusive and sustainable.

“It came as a surprise but well deserved with countries like Netherlands coming as runners up we thought we couldn’t. but is also in recognition of the works we are conducting,” said Allan Majuru, ZIMTRADE Chief Executive Officer.

Under the Second Republic, the country has opened up its doors to global investors after adopting a friend to all and enemy to none stance.