Ncube ap­pointed ZITF board chair

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Takudzwa Matam­bura Harare Bu­reau

GOVERN­MENT has ap­pointed Ms Ruth Ncube as the new board chair­per­son of the Zim­babwe In­ter­na­tional Trade Fair (ZITF) Com­pany.

Ms Ncube was act­ing board chair­per­son prior to her ap­point­ment.

She was also the deputy board chair­per­son.

An­nounc­ing the ap­point­ment yes­ter­day in Harare, In­dus­try and Com­merce Min­is­ter Dr Mike Bimha said ZITF has a big role to play in eco­nomic re­vival.

“ZITF is re­ally an im­por­tant part of us more so as we now drive the in­dus­tri­al­i­sa­tion agenda which is not only con­sis­tent with Zim-As­set but also to do with the Sadc in­dus­tri­al­i­sa­tion Road map.

“In­dus­tri­al­i­sa­tion is one of the pil­lars of the tri­par­tite free trade area as well as the con­ti­nen­tal free trade area which re­ally is the vi­sion of Africa,” he said.

Dr Bimha en­cour­aged stake­hold­ers to help re­vive the in­dus­trial sec­tor and en­able Zim­bab­wean prod­ucts to pen­e­trate the global mar­ket.

“As we fo­cus on in­dus­tri­al­i­sa­tion, we say let us in­dus­tri­alise in or­der to pro­duce goods that we can trade, there­fore trade be­comes very crit­i­cal. We need to boost in­tra-re­gional trade and also play our part in­ter­na­tion­ally and be able to ex­port to other coun­tries as Europe and Asia,” said Dr Bimha. Ms Ncube said she was ready for the new task at ZITF. “This will see us ful­fill­ing our core man­date of or­gan­is­ing and man­ag­ing in­ter­na­tional exhibitions,” she said. Ms Ruth Ncube joined the ZITF board in 2013. She is a ver­sa­tile busi­ness ex­ec­u­tive with lead­er­ship ex­pe­ri­ence span­ning over 20 years.

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