ZNCC congress commences

The Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) congress, which starts Tuesday in Nyanga is expected to craft various strategies to take the economy forward.

The three-day congress that will be held under the theme “Economic transformation challenges: Mapping the way forward” is expected to bring together various high profile speakers. Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will be the guest of honour.

ZNCC president Trust Chikohora said Zambia association of manufacturers and member of the board of Comesa Business Council, Chance Kabaghe will also grace the occasion.

“Kabaghe will give us the Zambian and Comesa regional view at the congress,” he said.

Speakers at the congress include Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion, Tapiwa Mashakada, Institute of Directors Of Zimbabwe CEO Edward Siwela, Zesa CEO Josh Chifamba, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe president Canada Malunga, Bankers Association of Zimbabwe chief economist Joseph Mverecha.

Professor Eldered Masunungure and Minister of Regional Integration Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga are expected to be part of delegates.

Chikohora said the congress theme for the year follows up from last year’s theme: “From stability to economic growth”.

He said some of last year’s resolutions had been adopted by government and as a result this had seen capacity utilisation of companies improving to an average of 43,7%, improvement in lines of credit with the Zimbabwe Trade Economic Trade Facility being unveiled and also the conclusion of the Botswana Bilateral Investment Promotion Protection Agreement.

The ZNCC annual business awards to honour the businesswoman of the year, businessman of the year and rural businessman of the year will also be held at the congress.

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