The presidium will be involved in negotiations aimed at resolving the ongoing industrial action by junior doctors while Zimbabwe’s open for business mantra will be harnessed with the approval of the Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency Bill.

These issues formed part of the resolutions of Tuesday’s cabinet sitting.

The last cabinet sitting of the calendar year approved the Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency Bill which will harness Zimbabwe’s open for business mantra and increase its attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

The Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Honourable Monica Mutsvangwa announced this after Tuesday’s cabinet sitting where it was also revealed that cabinet noted the efforts being done to break the deadlock in the ongoing junior doctors strike by the Minister of Health and Child Care, but going forward negotiations will now be done under guidance of the presidium.

“The Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency will be established and be modelled around the Rwanda Development Board as a one stop shop.

This will be formed through the merging of the Special Economic Zones Authority, ZIA and the Joint Venture Unit.

“While noting the ongoing efforts to resolve the industrial action by junior doctors it was agreed that negotiations and the engagement process will be done under the guidance of Honourable Vice President Chiwenga,” she said.

Government recognised the need to mechanise farming and decided to increase irrigable land through a private public partnership with a Japanese organisation as part of the 100-day priority projects under the agricultural portfolio.

“Government will provide land while the Japanese International Corporation Agency will provide financing for irrigation equipment. This will see the movement towards the recovery of the sector to increase production,” Minister Mutsvangwa said.

It was also announced the Zimbabwe National Geospatial and Space Agency Board is being implemented among other innovation programmes under the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development.

Following a spike in cyber crime data safety breaches, cabinet approved the Principles of Cyber Data Protection and Electronic Transactional Bill to safeguard Zimbabweans and businesses against potential losses and privacy breaches.