Dr Manzungu honoured in London

By William Milasi

Zimbabwe top development infrastructure development expert and the immediate past Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce president Dr Tinashe Manzungu was recently honoured by California University with a PHD in Business Administration for his contribution in business.

Manzungu the Africa Business Council Board Director was who was recently in London for a global business summit as a guest speak on Africa said he was honoured to receive the recognition for his contribution in business not only in Zimbabwe but globally.

“I was honoured by California University   for the tremendous strides we are putting forward in both our own businesses and, Zimbabwe and the continent.  I am honoured and excited to say I was capped by the President of  California Metropolitan University with a PHD in Business Administration. (With special recognition to Leadership and management),” he said.

The London Leaders Without Boarders Annual Business Summit was running under the theme, “Global Partnerships and Sustainable Investments.”

The event was attended by high level  achieving professionals from Africa, The Middle  East, India, and China.

It was also attended by world leaders  and ministers representing different countries such as  Ghana, Mauritius, Dubai, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria.

Dr Manzungu took the opportunity of the global audience to market Zimbabwe and Africa as investment destinations of choice through innovations and   productivity, which are, “Drivers of sustainable economic and social development.”

“I was part of the presenters at such a Global Conference where I  Advocated for Global Partnerships and Sustainable Investments. My drive was focused on the Global Reach Opportunities and Partnerships. Both  European and US businesses were quiet excited with the presentations from Zimbabwe and other African Countries and the take  away Agreement is focused on Infrastructure Development through the establishment of the (AREA) Africa Real Estate Association  where Zimbabwe is Party to and as well a founding Member , This will see the International Community investing in this project and finding their safe ways in Investing sustainably in Africa,” he said.

Some of the key take ways from the summit according to Manzungu from the presentations on a country to country or business to business we need to learn as Africa or Zimbabwe is that, “A Business or country should be ABLE to INNOVATE & should be able to Collaborate.  You need to Collaborate with others and benefit from INNOVATION only at a large Scale. To Achieve the above , the country or business should have strong (IPN) International Partner Network. (IPN) International Partners will go along with not only bringing Financial Benefits, BUT also Socio-Economic Sustainability,” he said.

“I took the opportunity to tell the global audience about weighing out the sustainability of the investments that come to Africa and our country Zimbabwe. Part of my speech was also on an opportunity to create commercial success.

“I was also encouraging partnerships in small to medium to large enterprises rather than monopoly from country to country, continent to continent in a bid to create a stronger regional, continental and global economy,” he said.

Manzungu added that he took the opportunity to invite the first world countries to come work with Zimbabwe in the mining sector.

“Considering that we are an emerging economy that  has got it’s own targets of 2030. I also spoke on ACFTA  (Africa Continental Free Trade Area) which has a 1.3  million GDP potential hence also invited the globe to come work together with Africa and invest financially  and open shop in gold, lithium and diamond  mining since we have the reserves,” he said.

Manzungu expressed excitement that a  lot of the business moguls expressed interests and were now negotiating and having meetings to that effect.

 “I also  used the example of SinoHydro where 1300megawatts of power are going to be generated through the partnership between  Zimbabwe and China. ( the development of Hwange expansion) as a bid to encourage global partnership,” he said before adding he took advantage of the summit or congratulate London on the inauguration of King Charles and event which attracted global attention.

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