Another fortnight has gone by and as your reliable Voice of Business we are pleased to once again update you on the various activities that have been taking place on the Business front.
Your feedback is very important hence we hope to hear from you from time to time.
Local Content Policy
A Local Content Policy validation workshop to gather input from Stakeholders was held on 31 May 2018 after a Zero draft Local Content Policy was circulated. The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development, in collaboration with the private sector, is in the process of formulating a Local Content Policy (LCP) which will form a key part of Government’s broad industrialisation initiative. The policy is aimed at promoting local value addition through linkages and utilisation of domestic resources. Written submissions and input is still welcome so that it can be incorporated in the Policy document.
Minister of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development - Dr Mike Bimha presenting his remarks while ZNCC Deputy President- Mr Tamuka Macheka (seated - left) and Buy Zimbabwe Chairperson Dr Anxious Masuka (seated-right) follow proceedings
Panelists during the LCP validation workshop: from left Dr Kaseke - Lecturer University of Zimbabwe, Mr Maxwell Mudzukwa – Economist Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Mr Dumisani Sibanda – ZNCC Senior Economist
Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development interactive session with BMOs
An interactive session between the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development and BMOs, whose objective was to discuss how public and private sector dialogue can be improved and for BMOs to speak with one voice was held on 21 May 2018. From the deliberations it was agreed that there is need to revisit the Business Council of Zimbabwe Model and see where it failed and devise the way forward. It was also agreed that BMOs will come up with a framework in two weeks’ time.
ZNCC Deputy President – Mr Tamuka Macheka (third from right) presenting during the Ministry of Industry interactive session with BMOs
Business Delegation from Ghana
Following a visit by a Ghanaian Trade and Investment Delegation (20-26 May 2018) to explore opportunities in various sectors, a breakfast meeting was organised by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise
Development to discuss opportunities in Zimbabwe. The Chamber participated and ZNCC Mashonaland Vice President – Mr Archie Dongo presented on the topic “Business environment in Zimbabwe” outlining various support measures by Government to Business and Productive sectors of the economy.
ZNCC Mashonaland Vice President – Mr Archie Dongo presenting on the topic “Business Environment in Zimbabwe” during the breakfast meeting with the Ghana Business Delegation
ZNCC Regional Business Awards
In a continuous drive to recognise exceling Businesses, Regional Business Awards for Mashonaland and Manicaland were held on 04 May 2018 and 01 June 2018, respectively. Meanwhile, awards for Matabeleland and Midlands will be held on the 8th of June 2018. We therefor invite you to attend these prestigious awards.
ZNCC Meeting with Norfund
The Chamber had a meeting with Norfund, a Norwegian development finance institution, and responsible for making commercial investments into SME’s in developing countries, thereby positively contributing to economic development. Norfund is keen to fund projects in Agribusiness, Services and Renewable Energy. They are opening their office in Harare in the near future. Members are encouraged to run sustainable operations that address the Triple Ps – Profit, Planet and People.