IN a shocking development, Buhera South legislator, Joseph Chinotimba has been assigned to lure foreign investors into the country.
The appointment was made Wednesday by the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) chairperson, Chris Mutsvangwa at the launch of the New Vista Investment Trust – a government run “special investment project” .
Chinotimba is widely known for cracking jaw breaking jokes and has never held any position in such portifolios which require good credentials and high acumen standards.
But the war vets chairperson said the appointment was made on the strength of the “energy, which is required” for the New Vista Investment Trust.
“I feel that Cde Chinotimba is going to discharge that role because he is also in Parliament,” Mutsvangwa said.
“It requires a lot of liaison between Parliament and investors because the laws in which investors would want to put money in Zimbabwe come from Parliament.
“Cde Chinotimba, you have got your work cut out. We would want you to have a lot of influence in the investment committee of Parliament. You shall be tweaking laws in Parliament to make sure that they are friendly to investors. Do not forget our friends who supported us during bad times, the Chinese and the Russians.”
He said Chinotimba’s office must be an inviting door for all investors regardless of which country they come from and you already do that, but you must also pay particular attention to those who have been our friends.
“I am very honoured to be given this position and I will work with everyone in all the provinces to make sure that everything goes according to plan. My door is open for everyone,” said Chinotimba in acceptance.