ABOUT US THE iconic Harare Metropolitan Province is one of the ten provinces in Zimbabwe made up of four main pillars; City of Harare, Chitungwiza Municipal Authority, Epworth Local Board and Ruwa Town Council. The province is administered by the resident minister, Hon Miriam Chikukwa, responsible for supervising, monitoring and coordinating all government programs and projects. Harare Metropolitan Province is home to Zimbabwe’s executive, legislature, judiciary, diplomatic missions, UN agencies, headquarters of banks and most companies. As Zimbabwe's leading financial, commercial, communications and trade centre, it is essentially a hub, with the adage ‘everything happens in Harare’ commonly used by locals. The Zimbabwe Bird is the national emblem of Zimbabwe, appearing on the Zimbabwean national flag, coat of arms, banknotes and coins, with a larger statue on the entrance of the central bank building. Historical Harare HARARE was founded in 1890 by the Pioneer Column, named Fort Salisbury after the British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury, then Harare in 1982.Towering majestically is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which symbolises the final resting place for thousands of Zimbabweans who sacrificed their lives for the sake of our freedom and independence, but whose remains were never found but remain scattered in valleys, disused mines, caves, unknown graves and mass graves spread across the nation and in neighbouring countries.Heroes’ Day is commemorated every year in August at this national shrine. Orientate Yourself around Harare CLIMB up the Kopje and enjoy the best panoramic view of Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare. As a popular place for first-time tourists to Zimbabwe, the Kopje is 1536 metres above sea level.Besides offering a picturesque view of the capital city, it provides a serene atmosphere for those wishing to take a break from the huff and puff of a busy city.
HARARE is home to some of the oldest buildings in Africa. The Avenues area, on the outskirts of Harare’s CBD has a unique combination of historical buildings. At 92 Baines Avenue, corner Sam Nujoma Street, you will find The Residency, Salisbury’s first double storey brick house constructed in 1895. Cecil House (1901), located at 2 Central Avenue, corner Sam Nujoma Street was built by De Beers. Lo Kia’ House (1902) is situated at 46 Fife Avenue, corner Leopold Takawira Street while Berea House of 1903 is down the road at 78 Fife Avenue, corner Mazowe Street. The Villa (1910) is located 37 Josiah Tongogara Avenue while the Railway’s House of 1911 stands at 67 Fife Avenue, corner Colquhoun Street.In Harare’s CBD, you are spoilt for choice when you go on a tour of the ancient buildings built in the 18th century. Queen’s Hotel was opened on 31 December 1899 on the eve of the twentieth century and consisted of a single storey building on the corner of Robert Mugabe Road and Kaguvi Street. Meikles Limited of 1892 was opened as a general merchants in Orr Street while Market Hall along Mbuya Nehanda Street, resent day Gulf Complex is one of the oldest buildings still standing in Harare, built around 1893 to 1894. ABOUT US Ranche House of 1899 is situated in Rotten Row opposite the Museum of Human Sciences.Mother Patrick’s Mortuary established in 1895 outside the main entrance to Mukwati Building in Livingstone Avenue, between Simon Muzenda Street and Fifth Street still carry its history with pictures of decades gone by. India House (1903) standing at 90 Mbuya Nehanda Street was the publishing house for Rhodesia Herald newspaper. Former Synagogue (1916) still stands at the corner of Harare Street and Nelson Mandela Avenue with the Guild Hall (1920) a block away at the corner of Harare Street and Jason Moyo Avenue.The Town House, which houses City of Harare offices dates back to 1933.Other notable historic buildings housed along Robert Mugabe include Vasan’s Footwear (1902) 35 Robert Mugabe, Arnold Building (1910) 52 Robert Mugabe, Union Buildings (1910) 64 Robert Mugabe, Store Brothers Building (1911) 58 Robert Mugabe, WH Adams Building (1911) 60 Robert Mugabe, Old Yorkshire House (1911) 81 Robert Mugabe, Standard Bank Building (1911) corner Robert Mugabe Road and Orr Street with Fereday & Sons (1923) 72 Robert Mugabe.
FOUNDED in 1907, the cosmopolitan township of Mbare has a rich history of its land, people and culture. Mbare bus terminus is a hive of activity for passengers wishing to travel to rural areas and other long distant places in Zimbabwe.Meet local music producers as they do what they know best at Chill Spot studios, who have been leading music producers for the Zimdancehall genre. Chinembiri Art Studio and several backyard studios are a common feature in Mbare.Built in 1958, Stoddard Hall is a symbol for unity through mass meetings and rallies that were held during the nationalist movement during former Rhodesia. Today, Stodart Hall has become the venue for the lying in state for Zimbabwe’s heroes and heroines.At Mbare West Cemetery are 27 Commonwealth war graves from World War I and 224 from World War II. The Harare Memorial commemorates 66 men while the Harare Cremation Memorial has one casualty of the Second World War. Formerly, Recreational Hall, Mai Musodzi Hall built in 1935 as Mbare’s first Community Hall, renamed in honour of Mai Musodzi Ayema, a renowned philanthropist. Here you are told of her works that inspired the Musika, arts and crafts market development and the establishment of the Carter House in the 1950’s, a symbol of African woman independence (female Hostel high class accommodations for the working girl, could accommodate 165 girls sharing 2 each in every room).Mbare Musika is where people trade in all types of fresh produce. Siyaso in the Magaba, Mbare is the biggest informal markets in Harare of indigenous traders and manufacturers of building material, car parts, farming equipment, household goods and timber. Mupedzanhamo, meaning 'end poverty' is a popular market for to buy cheap , second hand clothes from imported bales for as little as 50cents.A visit to Mbare will not be complete without a meal at Mai Cresta or ZimD Café, for an authentic traditional cuisine offering true African hospitality. Mbare is home to Rufaro stadium, the second biggest stadium in Zimbabwe. Although Shawasha, Magaba, Matapi and Matererini flats are dilapidated, inhabitants share common values of oneness and togetherness.
best business opportunities for any serious investor, and guarantees a captive market of over four million people, linked to all towns and cities through a network of road, rail and air. As the economic hub of the country, areas of investment range from agriculture, real estate, retail, sports, health, ICT, waste recycling or waste to energy, water harvesting, water treatment, energy and transport. Vast opportunities exists is in the property development sector where land is available for housing and business development. There are existing partnerships with some investors. The city is calling for more to come help develop Harare. Urban renewal offers vast opportunities in which the city has numerous properties that need upgrading and these range from blocks of flats to semi-detached houses, with a number of shops earmarked for redevelopment into storey buildings. Roadport terminus offers regional bus ticketing; departures and arrivals need an upgrade into a modern regional bus terminus with modern boarding security features. Other projects include overnight accommodation and truck in facilities at designated areas. Various options are available in the development of upmarket bus terminuses that come with parkades, shopping malls and offices at Market Square, Cameroon Street’s Copacabana, Fourth Street, Angwa Street and Robson Manyika’s Charge Office bus terminuses. Due to the rich agricultural background in farming and livestock in Zimbabwe, great investment opportunities lie in agro-processing for meat, hides and crops. Harare market offers opportunities where partners can invest in the development of modern markets incorporating refrigeration, home industries, satellite people's markets, flea markets and fresh produce markets. 10 hactares of land is available at Hillside Nursery and another 200 hactares at Cleveland Dam where investors can partner the city in commercial floriculture and horticulture ventures. The Mukuvisi Corridor that stretches from Cleveland Dam to the western side of Waterfalls offers very lucrative business opportunities for potential investors. The project envisages the construction of business malls, recreational facilities and office parks along the banks of the river. Sunshine City Harare
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Special Economic Zone (SEZ) THE Sunway City Integrated Industrial Park in Ruwa www.sunwaycity.co.zw is a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the province established through the SEZ Act of 31 October 2016 www.investzim.com/index.php/investorguide/item/332-special-economic-zones.In its strategic framework, Sunway City envisions undertaking projects involving the development of basic infrastructure encompassing roads, storm water management systems, transport, cargo terminals, telecommunication infrastructure, water and sewerage reticulation.In addition, Sunway City intends to develop factory shells, specialized factory units, office complexes, shopping malls, distribution centres and entertainment parks. Investment avenues available in the Sunway City SEZ include, construction of a Hi Tech Park, medical park, regional shopping centre, dry port/ In-Land Port, general manufacturing cluster and residential development. There is room for co-developers or strategic partners to be part of the Sunway City SEZ on a project by project basis. Prospective entrepreneurs are required to set up production, distribution, commercial facilities and residential houses. INVEST IN HARARE
MASSIVE investment opportunities are available in Forty-five mega litres (45 ML) of eluent are Chitungwiza www.chitungwiza.co.zw. The industrial expected to be generated per day through site is a haven with potential to create new agro- use of appropriate technology for value processing plants for food processing, canning, addition. manufacturing and distribution of farming equipment Twenty-eight hectares of irrigable land is and other industrial equipment. available with potential holding stock of Situated 25km from the capital city Harare, 3000 feeders per cycle, obtainable from Chitungwiza is home to a growing industrial site, home surrounding communities. to big companies like Surface Wilmar, a cooking oil With high demand for an independent source manufacturer, Chibuku Breweries, Snow White dry of raw water, US$215 million dollars is cleaners, a textiles company and various small required to construct Muda dam to ease businesses. water shortages. Imbgwa Farm, located 10km south west of Chitungwiza Infrastructural development is key to the is expected to be a good hub for livestock production, growth of Chitungwiza. US$2.5 million is cattle fattening, fish farming, irrigation, required to construct a Civic Centre with manufacturing of organic fertiliser, providing water, commercial structures attached to it. A sanitation and waste management solutions. potential investor will be expected to run the Investment opportunities in fish farming will see a attached commercial structure for a potential harvest of thirty tonnes per quarter. concessionary period. Land has been set aside for investors willing to partner with the municipality in order to modernise the city through construction of a CBD with a well-planned modern settlement. Expansion and modernization of the existing stadium to meet international standards is another avenue for investment to turn the current structure into a modern stadium which meets international standards. Adequate supplies of solid waste are available, ready to be utilised to provide energy solutions by generating energy. Solid waste is expected to generate 5520 tonnes per month, 60% bio degradable, with potential increase due to population growth. Potential investors to add value by recycling waste for electricity generation. Chitungwiza is home to over 374 279 residents covering 42 square kilometres.
RUWA Local Board www.ruwalocalboard.com has various investment opportunities which include residential, industrial and commercial development. The town has on the cards plans to construct a 10Megalitre Reservoir to increase the existing storage capacity to avoid water supply interruptions. At present there is only a 2 Megalitre Storage tank, insufficient to meet the required contingency storage of 20 Megalitres. SMEs Invest THE bulk of business in the Harare Metropolitan Province is conducted by Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Professional SMEs Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PSCCI) www.pscci.co.zw has a mandate and obligation to assist MSMEs and SMEs through supporting its members in compliance and business development.SMEs make up more than 70 percent of all businesses, employ 60% of the workforce and contribute about 50% of GDP.The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) www.zimra.co.zw defines an SME as a small company employing between 6-40 people with an annual turn-over of between US$50 000 to US$500 000 and assets valued between US$50 000 to US$1 million. A medium sized company is one with 41 to 75 employees, annual turnover of between $1 million and US$2 million and assets valued between US$1 million and US$2 million.The SMEs International Expo www.smesinternationalexpo.co.zw is an annual exhibition geared to afford SMEs and corporates a platform to showcase their products and services.Some SMEs are now into processing and retailing of dried fruits such as mangoes, guavas, apples and bananas.Dried vegetables, known as mufushwa is now big business as the production process is cost effective. Such dried vegetable include pumpkin leaves (muboora), tsunga, rape, cabbage, munyemba and black jack (mutsine).Honey breeding, harvesting and packaging has potential to earn the country foreign currency.Glen View home industry furniture manufacturers produce some of the finest furniture pieces.There is need to establish showcase markets to help market these wares both locally and abroad. Investment Summary HARARE Metropolitan Province is open for investment and is offering opportunities for willing investors in a province where they are assured of a good Return on Investment (ROI). The Zimbabwe Investment Authority (ZIA) www.investzim.com is the country's investment promotion body set up to promote and facilitate both foreign direct investment and local investment. We must understand that the cost of production in some sectors is expensive due to old machinery used in the production process; hence, the province is open to modern ways and technology of doing
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