Local authorities say they are committed to supporting the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZIM ASSET) blueprint by ensuring they become key economic hubs.

Briefing journalists in the capital yesterday, the chairperson of the Local Government Investment Conference Committee, Mr Tsungai Makore said local authorities are keen  to  effectively contribute to economic growth.

Mr Makore said this year’s edition of the Local Government Investment Conference has attracted over 500 participants with deliberations expected to focus on how local authorities can further contribute to economic growth and ways of improving service delivery.

Investment and industrialisation for sound economic development will be the focus of this year’s conference to be held in Harare from the 7th to the 9th of next month.