Story by Davison Vandira
ZIMBABWE’S CEO Africa Roundtable is capitalising on the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) to deepen regional integration for enhanced trade and Investment.
Zimbabwe’s private sector under the banner ‘CEO Africa Roundtable,’ has unequivocally re-affirmed its commitment to insulate the domestic economy from external macroeconomic shocks that impede the government’s envisaged growth targets.
In line with this agenda, the CEO Africa Roundtable is deepening regional integration as it has already opened an office in Malawi.
The Zambian office will be opened next week followed by the Ugandan office next month as part of efforts to open a gateway into the East African market.
According to CEO Africa Roundtable Executive Director, Mr Kipson Gundani, the need to promote trade and bring tailor-made economic solutions to the African continent is the motivating factor behind their current expansion drive.
“This initiative is a brainchild of an urgent need for a collaborative approach for industrial backward and forward integration in the modernisation of Africa,” noted Gundani.
“It also improves trade and Investment within the 54 nations that are part and parcel of the African Continental Free Trade Area,” he went on.
The CEO Africa Roundtable believes the region’s economic transformative journey being spearheaded by African governments should be complemented by the private sector.