Zimbabwe After the Elections: Domestic Economic Developments and Regional Impacts
Hon Walter Mzembi, Minister of Tourism, Republic of Zimbabwe
Chair: Alex Vines, Research Director, Area Studies and International Law; Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House
While international attention remains focused on the 2013 election process, fluctuations in the Zimbabwe stock exchange observed during the election period are beginning to settle and the government is increasingly looking towards attracting investors as a means of boosting economic growth in the country. This year Zimbabwe co-hosted the United Nations World Tourism Organization General Assembly. Tourism is expected to account for over eight per cent of the country's GDP over the next 10 years, and promoting tourism remains central to the government’s agenda.
Hon Walter Mzembi, a party member of ZANU-PF, will discuss Zimbabwe's regional cooperation on tourism and investment. He will also present his views on the investment climate and the prospects for political stability and economic growth after the elections.