Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Western firms stay away from trade fair

BULAWAYO – Only one British company has confirmed participation at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) as Western firms continue to shun Zimbabwe despite formation of a coalition government that has stabilised the economy and eased political tensions in the country.
“We only have one small consultant company from the UK that is coming. As for the US (United States) and other western countries, there is none,” ZITF chairman Bekithemba Ndlovu told journalists at the weekend.
European and American firms have since 2001 boycotted the trade fair in protest against President Robert Mugabe’s human rights record and failure to uphold democracy and the rule of law. More...

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