Government has allayed foreign investor fears over the security of their investments during the scheduled election period by guaranteeing a stable political environment during this electoral phase.

There is great optimism by investors in the country’s mining sector given the huge investment deals signed so far in lithium and a number that are still under negotiation to exploit the vast reserves of methane gas on the country.

Investors want confidence and security over their investments.

Strides made so far to amend the indigenisation policy as well as pronouncements by the central bank to work on ensuring the smooth repatriation of investor funds sets the correct tone to encourage heightened interest to key sectors.

Again this reassurance was made by the Acting President Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga when he officially opened the 2018 Mining Indaba in Harare on behalf of President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

It is the clear guarantee of investor interest during and after the election period that will ensure that investors continue to commit their capital.

The mantra for open business formed the theme of this critical gathering and Zimbabwe maximised on this conduit to outline the various opportunities that can be exploited by investors.

The availability of various incentives that have been crafted at policy level will provide further impetus to guarantee the sustainable growth and development of the country.