United Kingdom’s Lord Wooley invites Zimbabwe business tycoon Dr Manzungu to UK parly for prestigious awards ceremony

By William Milasi
Top Zimbabwean Infrastructure Development Expert Dr Tinashe Manzungu is part of global business people who have been invited by Lord Simon Wooley to the United Kingdom’s parliament for the 13th African Achievers Awards ceremony and International Summit at the House of Lords, UK Parliament  United Kingdom.
Lord Wooley who is the event’s host is the Right Honourable, Member of Parliament of the House of Lords, UK Parliament and was the Chair of the Government of the United Kingdom Race Disparity Unit Advisory Group until July 2020.
Manzungu continues to break new grounds in business as he  was recently honoured by California University with a PhD in Business Administration is one of the nominees of the 13th  African Achievers Awards-which according to the event organisers is presented to Africans making a difference, while their stories will be projected to the globe.
The property mogul who was recently in London for the Leaders Without Borders Annual Business Summit, where he was a guest speaker is being recognised for his exceptional strides in Leadership.
Some of the prominent Africans who have received the prestigious awards over the years include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Former African Union Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Former President of Tanzania His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete, Deputy Secretary General of CommonWealth Dr. Joseph Ojiambo and late professor Attah Mills former President of Ghana amongst others.
In Zimbabwe former Zimbabwe Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) Divine Ndlukula and former Tourism and Foreign Affairs Minister Mzembi were part of those honoured.
“We are pleased to inform you that you have been short-listed as a nominee and Honoree for the 13th Edition of the African Achievers Awards under the “Excellence in  Leadership and Global Corporate Enterprise in Africa” Category, for your exceptional strides in Leadership. It is with great pleasure that we invite you to be honoured at the 2023 African Achievers Awards.
“The African Achievers Awards has consistently honored great African Achievers from African Leaders, Young Achievers, Community Builders to Captains of Industry across the continent. The Awards Ceremony has become established as one of the biggest gatherings of influential and global African Achievers on the Continent. The African Achievers Award Ceremony has been rated by Forbes Magazine as one of the most prestigious Awards Ceremonies on the African Continent,” an invitation letter addressed to  Dr Manzungu read.
This year’s Ceremony will take place at the House of Lords, UK Parliament, United Kingdom on the 14th of July this year and run under the theme, “Unlocking Sustainable Trade and Investment Opportunities in Afric-the PPP Approach.”
The  International Summit will include a broad range of discussions by top facilitators from Africa and Europe bringing theoretical  and practical experiences to guide on how various sectors can work together to promote sustainable  development across Africa, Key stakeholders will include top organizations, donors, investors, policy-makers and regulators.
Manzungu who is the  current Africa Business Council (ABC) board director and immediate past president of the National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) said the recognition is an honour.
“We receive with honour and gratitude the African  Achievers Host Lord Simon Wooley has extended to us, it’s quite an honour when you are being honoured internationally to this level. It’s not something that we take for granted. In Fact we take it as confirmation of what our local business associations  and business organisations have been doing to us receiving awards provincially, nationally as well as regionally  when it gets to the international honour  we feel really honoured . What it means to the African Continent  shows that the continent  is not a sleeping economy, it is not a sleeping ground, there are people who are making  it move. It is the people of Africa of all the nations that  we have in Africa. In my personal  capacity I have to thank my country for making the environment conducive. We are building our county, as you know our country  is on a drive to build  the 2030 vision and I am part of that drive as Zimbuild Property Investments. We are there to support the nation, we are there to support the continent and the international community  is recognising our efforts. I look forward to winning the award. I also encourage other youngsters  in Zimbabwe and outside Zimbabwe and the African  continent to look forward to  such an honour as it motivates  the growth of both personal  and corporate level which brings the country  to a great  picture.
“We look forward to attracting trade investment to Africa  to be specific  Southern Africa and in particular  Zimbabwe where I am coming from.  I have to thank the Lord Simon Wooley who has invited us to the UK parliament and being recognised by parliament is not a small thing, it’s an opportunity to network and network  by world business leaders at the UK parliament,” he said.

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