The COVID-19 pandemic has hit not only Zimbabwe but the rest of the World. The Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce recognises the role that business plays to achieve our shared goal during this crisis, to maintain jobs and business continuity; to support health, social well-being and to ensure stability of the Zimbabwe populace. As a result, the Chamber has been engaging membership and stakeholders in tracking and assessing the impact of Covid-19 on Business over a three weeks period.
Every year government call upon ZNCC and other Business Member Organisations (BMOs) to make submissions on issues affecting the business operating environment. The Parliament Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance & Economic Development is chaired by Honourable Felix Mhona who is the Member of Parliament for Chikomba Central constituency. The committee is made up of members of parliament from both the ruling and opposition party.
On Friday 28 February 2020, Zimbabwe and Botswana signed six more Memoranda of Understandings during the Zimbabwe-Botswana Bi-National Commission meeting that was held in Botswana.
The meeting was convened to assess progress made in taking the partnership which is premised at increasing the speed at which the two countries attain Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2063.
The signed memoranda of understanding were in six areas namely, Media, Information and Publicity, Health matters, Sustainable and Affordable Housing, Employment and Labour, Technical and Vocational Training and Mutual Legal Assistance and Criminal Matters. Last year in Harare, the two countries also signed six Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) spanning across political, social and economic sectors.
In an effort to establish private sector relations & to equip business with development opportunities, to help create sustainable businesses which grow and lead to job creation, in turn contributing to sustainable economic growth, ZNCC will be leading a Business delegation to Zambia from 18th to 22nd May 2020. The trip to Zambia is being organised in-order to promote trade, explore investment opportunities and open up new markets so that industry is competitive given that the AfCFTA is coming into force as of 1st July 2020. A Business forum and Business to Business meetings will be held in Zambia.