Local authorities say they are committed to supporting the ZIM ASSET blueprint by ensuring they become key economic hubs.

Briefing journalists in the capital this Friday, Chairperson of the Local Government Investment Conference Committee Mr Tsungai Makore said they envision a scenario where through the ease of doing business reforms, local authorities can effectively contribute to economic growth.

Mr Makore says this year’s edition of the Local Government Investment Conference has attracted over 500 participants with conversations focusing on how local authorities can further contribute to economic growth, investment in the sector as well as improve service delivery.

This year’s edition of the conference is slated for Harare from the 7th to the 9th of August, and will be held under the theme: ‘Local Government, Promoting Investment And Industrialisation For Sound Economic Development.’