Zimbabwe’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa is looking to woo investors at the latest edition of the Africa CEO forum, an annual affair that is touted as the main international event for Africa’s private sector to discuss the continent’s development.
Mnangagwa will present his country’s economic potential to international investors and the business community at the high profile event later this month.
His move comes at a time when Zimbabwe is the world’s third-largest platinum producer.
The Southern African nation is famous for its abundant diamond reserves and significant agricultural resources. The country also has one of the highest adult literacy rates in Africa.
Citing these resources, President Mnangagwa will share his vision for Zimbabwe’s economic recovery before an audience of more than 1,200 business leaders, international investors and policy makers.
The Africa CEO Forum’s exclusive inter-presidential panel will give President Mnangagwa the opportunity to exchange with Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria.
“Having emerged from a long period of economic isolation, Nigeria offers a solid example on which to base discussions on strategic priorities that must be implemented to revive Zimbabwe’s economy and put an end to sanctions,” said Abdoul Maïga, a representative for the Africa CEO Forum.
This year Mnangagwa and Liberia’s President George Weah join a growing list of African presidents who have attended previous editions of the Forum held in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal, reaffirming the event’s mission of being the most influential annual forum for public-private sector dialogue on the continent.