Kigali, 28 September 2021 (TDI): Chairman Robert Bafakulera signed MoUs with Muchakanakirwa Mkanganwi, vice president of Zimbabwe Industries’s Confederation (CZI) in Kigali.
The primary goal of this agreement is to encourage trade and investment between respective business groups.
The signatories from Zimbabwe were Trade minister Fredrick Shava, Tourism minister Mangaliso Ndlovu, and CZI Mkanganwi. While Rwanda signatories included Jean d’Arc Mujawamariya, Vincent Biruta, and Zephanie Niyonkuru were present.
Frederick Shava, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has shown concerns about developing bilateral relations with the government of Rwanda. Rwanda and Zimbabwe have signed MoUs in five sectors to improve the two nations’ economic ties.
These five sectors include promotion of Tourism, advancements in e-Governance and ICT, development of Agriculture and Livestock sector, adoption of Climate Change and Environmental policies, and collaboration between Zimbabwe Industries confederation and Private Sector Federation of Rwanda.
Deputy CEO of Rwanda Development Board, Zniyonkuru, commented during the ceremony by mentioning that Rwanda Government works together with Zimbabwe on several projects that benefit both nations. Among them are commerce and investment, infrastructure, energy, and civil aviation.
1️⃣ ICT & e-Governace
2️⃣ Tourism & events
3️⃣ Agriculture & livestock dev't
4️⃣ Environment & climate change
5️⃣ PSF & Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries pic.twitter.com/QIHFTs3xp2
— The New Times (Rwanda) (@NewTimesRwanda) September 28, 2021