Health education – Litmus MME http://litmus-mme.com/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 20:44:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9 https://litmus-mme.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/lit-120x120.png Health education – Litmus MME http://litmus-mme.com/ 32 32 Zimbabwe: London Investors Eye Health, education sector https://litmus-mme.com/zimbabwe-london-investors-eye-health-education-sector/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 12:44:11 +0000 https://litmus-mme.com/zimbabwe-london-investors-eye-health-education-sector/ MEMBERS of Westminster Africa Business Group are interested in exploring opportunities to do business in Zimbabwe in areas such as health, education, construction and energy, Group Chairman Mr Laurence Robertson said yesterday , a Conservative MP from the UK. He spoke after meeting a Zimbabwean delegation visiting the UK led by the Minister for Foreign […]]]>

MEMBERS of Westminster Africa Business Group are interested in exploring opportunities to do business in Zimbabwe in areas such as health, education, construction and energy, Group Chairman Mr Laurence Robertson said yesterday , a Conservative MP from the UK.

He spoke after meeting a Zimbabwean delegation visiting the UK led by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ambassador Frederick Shava, and the Minister for Finance and Economic Development, Professor Mthuli Ncube, in London.

The thawing of relations between Zimbabwe and Britain and the resulting growth in trade could give fresh impetus to Zimbabwe’s engagement and re-engagement.

Zimbabwe’s differences with key international blocs like the European Union are largely the result of its differences with the United Kingdom.

Under the Second Republic, Britain and Zimbabwe signed an Economic Partnership Agreement as relations between the two countries appear to be improving, following President Mnangagwa’s mantra of being everyone’s friend and enemy belongs to nobody.

Speaking to the media after meeting the Zimbabwean delegation, Mr Robertson said the engagement was incremental and the business group he chairs, which was formed to bring together businesses and politicians seeking to improve relations between Britain and Africa, was eager to send a team to Zimbabwe. on a feasibility study.

“The meeting discussed business opportunities in Zimbabwe to see the kind of things they provide. A wide variety of facilities and services they provide. We had a discussion about what we can do to help.

“We had a discussion about politics in Zimbabwe. (We are) very happy to meet them,” he said.

“We are approaching the new era, where we have to rebuild the relationship. Certainly in the UK we are very keen to do this; in Zimbabwe they will be keen to do this. It is about improving the level of people’s lives.

“There is still a long way to go, but we are making very good progress. So much can be achieved through trade, so much can be improved through trade.”

Mr Robertson said UK businesses were interested in areas such as education, health, energy and construction, among others.

“We have a number of businesses that we would like to visit in Zimbabwe and increase trade, and give Zimbabweans the opportunity to improve themselves.”

Ambassador Shava spoke to the group about what the Second Republic was doing, including its quest to follow the reform agenda.

“My government, without any budgetary support from agencies like the IMF, the World Bank or the African Development Bank, has embarked on sweeping political, electoral and economic reforms aimed at creating a stable political and macroeconomic environment. and inclusive for all Zimbabweans”.

Regarding political and legislative reforms, Ambassador Shava said that the Second Republic had accelerated the alignment of legislation with the Constitution at an unprecedented rate.

Since 2015, 149 of the 183 existing laws that need to be aligned with the Constitution have been aligned and of the 19 new laws that need to be enacted by the Constitution, 15 have since been passed by Parliament.

“The culmination of the alignment process regarding civil and political rights was the repeal of the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) and the Access to Information and Privacy Act. Privacy (AIPPA),” Ambassador Shava said.

Regarding the financial sector, Ambassador Shava said in September 2018 that the government had launched the Transitional Stabilization Program (TSP), an ambitious two-year program anchored on broad economic and other reforms, designed to stabilize the economy and lay a solid foundation for sustained economic growth thereafter.

“The program focused on stabilizing the macroeconomy and the financial sector; introducing the necessary policy and institutional reforms to transform it into a private sector-led economy and an engine of economic growth,” he said. -he declares.