The former governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, Dr Gideon Gono has been appointed as the chair of the Special Economic Zones Board.
A special economic zone (SEZ) is an area in which business and trade laws are different from rest of the country. SEZs are located within a country’s national borders, and their aims include increased trade, increased investment, job creation and effective administration.
The board was appointed by Obert Mpofu, the Minister of Macro-Economic Planning and Investment Promotion and will be responsible for the development of the Special Economic Zones. The other board members are Sithandile Ngwenya, a lawyer, former Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries president,
The other board members are Sithandile Ngwenya, a lawyer, former Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries president, Busisa Moyo, Godfrey Chanakira, Ozias Machaya Hove, Erasmus Gapara, Constance Zhanje, Edwin Zvandasara, Christopher Dube, Mary Chiwenga (Wife of Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Constantino Chiwenga) and Thando Madzvamuse.