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President Mnangagwa to Tour ZITF Stands Today!

Bulawayo | President Mnangagwa arrived in Bulawayo yesterday in preparation for the eagerly awaited opening of the 64th Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF), which is set to be launched by President William Ruto of Kenya tomorrow.

Upon his arrival at the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport, President Mnangagwa was greeted by his Vice Presidents, Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi, alongside Bulawayo Provincial Affairs and Devolution Minister Judith Ncube.

Also present were high-ranking officials including the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Martin Rushwaya, and various Cabinet ministers, service chiefs, Zanu PF Politburo members, and Bulawayo provincial party leadership.

During a brief interaction on the red carpet, President Mnangagwa shared some light moments with his Vice Presidents before being escorted away. Today, he is scheduled to visit exhibition stands, engage with business leaders from diverse sectors, and specifically interact with women and youth entrepreneurs.

The trade fair, themed “Innovation: The Catalyst for Industrialisation and Trade”, has garnered significant attention with 624 exhibitors, including 136 newcomers, comprising both local and foreign investors.

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Representatives from 27 countries are showcasing their industries and innovations, reflecting the success of Zimbabwe’s efforts to improve its business environment and engage in economic diplomacy.

The resounding participation of local and international exhibitors underscores the effectiveness of Zimbabwe’s reforms aimed at facilitating business activities and diplomatic engagements.

Mr. Busisa Moyo, Chairman of ZITF Company, announced a change in the official opening ceremony date to Saturday, citing unforeseen circumstances. President Ruto of Kenya will officiate the ceremony alongside President Mnangagwa.

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Foreign exhibitors, including those from the European Union, Brazil, the United States, Belarus, and South Korea, have expressed enthusiasm for the trade fair, highlighting Zimbabwe’s potential for economic growth and the opportunities for bilateral cooperation.

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The renewed global interest in Zimbabwe signals a promising trajectory for economic development, trade, and investment, as nations exhibit readiness to collaborate with Zimbabwe on common challenges and shared benefits.

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