Friday, June 5, 2009

Mutambara to lead delegation to World Economic Forum

By SCREECH MATANDAPublished: June 5, 2009

Harare, Zimbabwe - Logistics for a trip by a Zimbabwean delegation to attend the World Economic Forum in South Africa are almost complete, says Deputy Prime Minister, Professor Arthur Mutambara.
The delegation which will be led by the Deputy PM will comprise government officials and captains of industry.
The team will participate at the economic forum set to draw private investors and government officials from different countries around the world.
The World Economic Forum begins on Tuesday next week in South Africa.
Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister, Tendai Biti said logistics for the trip are almost complete and the delegation is ready to participate at the international business forum.
Biti said the team will take the opportunity to push for foreign direct investment into the country by marketing the country to potential investors.
The World Economic Forum will focus on the impact of the current global financial crisis on Africa’s traditional drivers of growth including foreign capital flows, demand for oil and commodities, and infrastructure development.
Focus will be on Africa’s investment climate and identifying practical solutions to foster better business practices across the continent.

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