Johannesburg, March 18, 2013- A leading coalition of civic groups under the umbrella body of the Global Zimbabwe Forum (GZF) has urged the diaspora community to consider investing in the country’s infrastructural development projects.
Norah Tapiwa of the Global Zimbabwe Forum speaking to BizDay said, “Infrastructural investment is one of the critical interventions required in Zimbabwe adding that diaspora community should consider venturing into this sector”.
The past decade has seen Zimbabwe’s infrastructure once envied across the continent depleting due to economic downturn. The country has its major roads wasting, bridges collapsing and building deteriorating as the country saw inflation skyrocket.
The GZF facilitates training programmes to professionals who want to venture into business. Currently trainings have been conducted in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.
The GZF’s constituency involves professionals, academics and activists fighting for the rejuvenation of the country’s battered image both regionally and internationally.
Tapiwa said “Zimbabwe is currently not a favourable investment destination due to lack of security and respect of property rights”. BizDay