HARARE – Zimbabwe is strategically poised as the hub for Africa’s growth, a leading international investor has said.
Trevor David Juul, the Executive Chairman of global property developers – SBT Juul – told the Imara Investing in Africa conference that ended in Harare last week, that Zimbabwe, due to its geographical location, abundance in natural resources and a highly educated populace, was poised to be the hub for Africa’s economic growth.
Juul said, contrary to widespread belief, the resounding electoral win of President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF party, was actually a good development for future economic growth because it allowed the governing party to change and respond to the people’s aspirations to develop the economy and the lives of Zimbabweans.
SBT Juul, with offices in Nigeria and South Africa, recently re-opened its Harare office. It has developed and financed hotels, shopping malls and residential areas throughout the continent. Its flagship development in Zimbabwe is the award-winning Angwa City Centre, an office complex in Harare’s central business district.