By ZBC Reporter
Cabinet yesterday announced that Vie President General (Retd) Dr Constantino Chiwenga’s presentation at the 6th Global Business Forum for Africa, which ran on the sidelines of the on-going Expo 2020 Dubai, was well-received, with potential investors expressing interest in Zimbabwe.
In a post-Cabinet press briefing, the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said Dr Chiwenga’s presentation drew the interest of potential investors who requested for further engagements.
“The Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Honourable C.G.D.N. Chiwenga, presented a report on the 6th Global Business Forum for Africa which was held in Dubai from 13-14 October 2021, which he had attended on behalf of His Excellency the President. The Forum ran on the sidelines of the on-going Expo 2020 Dubai,” said Hon. Mutsvangwa.
“The nation is informed that the objective of Zimbabwe’s participation was to promote the country as an investment destination of choice, and trade with other countries and to attract tourists from the Gulf region. The Forum ran under the theme Transformation through Trade: – Restore-Renew.
“The Forum provided a platform for building resilience, synergies and partnerships between Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region, and presented an opportunity to discuss and share ideas on how the country can attract foreign direct investment The Vice Presidents presentation was well received with influx of potential investors who requested for further engagements. The statement highlighted Zimbabwe’s most lucrative sectors for investment, including agriculture, mining, infrastructure development, manufacturing, tourism, Information Communication Technologies and financial services,” she said.
“Going forward, Government through the Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency (ZIDA) will follow up on the interest to invest in the country in all the sectors of the economy, and urge the private sector and citizens in the diaspora to grab the various projects on offer on a win-win partnership basis.”