HARARE – London, the United Kingdom capital, will this week host a key high level investment forum on Zimbabwe as the country forges ahead with its drive to attract capital into the economy.
Dubbed, Zimdaba London 2018, the conference, to be attended by key economic Ministers, has been over-subscribed by interested fund managers, according to one of the organizers.
The new Zimbabwean administration, led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa has opened its arms to the world under its “Zimbabwe is open for business” theme which seeks to ratchet foreign investment.
In the past two decades, the country had seen a dearth in FDI, becoming one of the least recipients in the region due to strained relations with the west and policy discord.
The world appears to be warming up to the new Zimbabwean new administration.
The conference, which will be held on 15 and 16 March, is organised by Consolidated African Services (CAS) Ltd, a Zimbabwe and UK based multi-sectoral company.
CAS principal director (UK) Nicholas Holmesaid said the indaba was “a unique opportunity for investors, business sector leaders, and foreign affairs specialists to hear the new Zimbabwe government articulate their plans for re-engagement with the global business community.”
Some of the top government officials expected to participate at the conference include Ozias Hove from the Office of the President & Cabinet, who will be heading the delegation, Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Terence Mukupe, Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development Minister, Mike Bimha, Mines and Mining Development Minister, Winston Chitando and Simon Khaya Moyo, the Minister of Energy and Power Development.
Officials from the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries, Zimbabwe Investment Authority and the Zimbabwe Special Economic Zones Authority will also attend. – New Ziana