Davos-Klosters - Wednesday marked two months since Emmerson Mnangagwa was inaugurated as Zimbabwe's president and the 75-year-old used the global platform of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Switzerland to emphasise that his country was open for business.
"Today is my 60th day in office, and on the day of my inauguration I mentioned that economics and trade cooperation would be the priority for the new order in the Zimbabwe, rather than politics as a priority, in order to catch up with the region," Mnangagwa said speaking during a session at WEF in Davos.
"I'm sure you are aware that Zimbabwe is lagging behind in many areas as result of isolation these past 16-18 years of our history," he said.
"We are now saying to the world, Zimbabwe is now open for business. To do so, it is necessary that we look at all the legislation which we have which has been constraining business coming into Zimbabwe, so that it is easy doing business in Zimbabwe."
Mnangagwa made mention of the controversial Indigenisation and Empowerment Act, which was recently amended. The legislation prescribed majority ownership by Zimbabweans, but was partly blamed for the southern African country's economic woes as it deterred investment.