Zimbabwe Re-affirms its Commitment to the APRM


Harare- Zimbabwe -18 October 2023 – Ambassador Aly El-Hefny, Member of the APR Panel of Eminent Persons and Lead Panel Member for Zimbabwe led a continental Support Mission to Zimbabwe from 16 to 18 October 2023. The mission constitutes the first APRM consultations since Zimbabwe’s accession to the APRM during the APR Forum of Heads of State and Government Summit held in Addis Ababa in February 2020. 

The APRM delegation received a warm welcome from H.E. Constantino Chiwenga, Vice-President of Zimbabwe. The Vice-President expressed the Government's commitment to supporting good governance processes, and announced that Zimbabwe has chosen the Economic Governance and Management thematic area for a first targeted review by the APRM. This underlines the nation's dedication to enhancing economic governance and management, and achieving Zimbabwe’s Vision 2030.

The Support Mission held consultations with a diverse array of key stakeholders from government, civil society, the private sector and development partners including Hon. Adv. Jacob Francis Nzwidamilimo Mudenda, Speaker of Parliament, Mr Christopher T. Mugaga, CEO of the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC), Professor D.J Simbi, the Vice Chancellor of Chinhoyi University of Technology, Mr. Edward Kallon, the United Nations UN Resident Coordinator (RC) for Zimbabwe, senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, which is the Focal Point institution for APRM in Zimbabwe, as well as the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. These consultations reflect the government's proactive approach in ensuring that the APRM process is comprehensive.

Ambassador Aly El Hefny extends his gratitude to His Excellency, Cde. Dr Emmerson D. Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe and the Government of Zimbabwe for the successful consultations, and notes the APRM’s committment to achieving the principles of good governance enshrined under AU Agenda 2063’s Aspiration 3 for “An Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law,” also reflected in UN Sustainable Development Goal 16 for “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.”

For inquiries, please contact: 
Ms. Ejigayhu Tefera, APRM Country Coordinator-Zimbabwe, ejigayhu.tefera@aprm-au.org