The Mbire Rural District Council (RDC) in Mashonaland Central province, will today host a business conference to showcase investment opportunities in the area, mainly in the tourism sector, an official has said. Mbire is home to the Mutota Ruins and Mushumbi Pools among other tourism facilities. The meeting, dubbed the Kanyemba Investment Conference, will seek to expose investment opportunities in Mbire district.
“Mbire district has vast opportunities which can turn around communities if its potential is fully harnessed and therefore it is prudent to hold an investment conference to lure investors. The district has potential in tourism, livestock production, cotton production and ginning, infrastructure development, aqua farming and services,” Mbire RDC chief executive officer Clodiuos Majaya said.
Majaya said the district, which has a population of 90 000 people, had vast investment opportunities and was the shortest gateway linking Zimbabwe to East and Central Africa through Zambia.
Mbire is also home to Kanyemba which is a border town on the banks of the Zambezi River on the extreme north-eastern side of Zimbabwe forming a boundary corner with Zambia and Mozambique.
Although remote, Kanyemba is a focal point for fishing and hunting activities in the nearby Dande Safari Area, and the end-point for long-haul canoe safaris along the Zambezi River starting from Chirundu or Mana Pools. Fishing lodges and camps are found in the area, with boat launching facilities. – New Ziana.