As he continues to make global strides
Zimbabwean business magnate Dr Tinashe Manzungu continues to make strides on global platforms as he is part of the global business people who have been invited by Lord Simon Wooley to the United Kingdom’s parliament for the 13th African Archivers Awards (AAA) ceremony and International Summit at the House of Lords, UK Parliament.
Lord Wooley who is the event’s host is the Right Honourable, Member of Parliament of the House of Lords, UK Parliament and was the Chair of the Government of the United Kingdom Race Disparity Unit Advisory Group until July 2020.
Manzungu who is also a Board Director of Africa Business Council is among the AAA nominees who attended the ceremony on July 14th 2023 under the theme: Unlocking Sustainable Trade and Investment Opportunities in Africa – the PPP Approach”. He said his nomination is evident that his strides in business and infrastructure development is being noticed globally.
“We receive with honour and gratitude the invite from the AAA Host- Lord Simon Wooley who extended his invite to us, it is quite an honour when you are being honoured internationally to this level. It is not something that we take for granted. In Fact we take it as confirmation of what our local business associations and business organisations have been doing to us receiving awards provincially, nationally as well as regionally when it gets to the international honour we feel really honoured. What it means to the African Continent shows that the continent is not a sleeping economy, it is not a sleeping ground, there are people who are making it move,” said Manzungu.
“In my personal capacity I have to thank my country for making the environment conducive. We are building our county, as you know our country is on a drive to build the 2030 vision and I am part of that drive as Zimbuild Property Investments. We are there to support the nation, we are there to support the continent and the international community is recognising our efforts. I look forward to winning the award. I also encourage other youngsters in Zimbabwe, SADC member states and the African continent to look forward to such an honour as it motivates the growth of both personal and corporate level which brings the country and region to a great picture.”
Manzungu continues to break new grounds in business as he was recently honoured by California University with a PhD in Business Administration at the side-lines of the London Leaders Without Boarders Annual Business Summit where he was invited as a guest speaker. The infrastructure development expert is looking forward to the AAA award ceremony which has seen some of the prominent Africans receiving prestigious awards over the years including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Former African Union Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Former President of Tanzania His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete, Deputy Secretary General of CommonWealth Dr. Joseph Ojiambo and late professor Attah Mills former President of Ghana amongst others.
On the other hand, the International Summit which is scheduled at the side lines of the AAA ceremony will include a broad range of discussions by top facilitators from Africa and Europe bringing theoretical and practical experiences to guide on how various sectors can work together to promote sustainable development across Africa, Key stakeholders will include top organizations, donors, investors, policy-makers and regulators.
In a statement, Manzungu said the International Summit is a platform for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives in Trade and investments across the globe.
“The invite is an honour and privilege that we as Zimbabwe or Africa are cherishing. During the conference we are going to be targeting the issues of trade, unlocking investment and trade opportunity in Africa through triple PPP, so as Africans we are saying we want to meet other business people in the UK and across the globe and see how we can move in terms of developing African continent. And this is some opportunities that we can never take for granted because it is time for Africa to rise, and for that to happen it needs people with the same energy towards growth. Well coming from southern Africa it is my mandate to ensure that SADC is also on the forefront on such a platform. Where lord has invited me to be part of the delegation, and it is recommendable to find Africa.