Zimbabwe pledges land for Wakanda One village

2019-03-14 19:32:15

The Zimbabwean government has pledged a slot of land to the African Union for the Wakanda One village to be shared by Zimbabwe and Zambia as part of joint development efforts across Southern Africa.

The 2000ha pledge comes in handy in the country's re-engagement efforts where it also seeks to court Zimbabweans in the Diaspora to contribute to the nation's economic turnaround.

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has also set an ambitious target to turn the country into an upper middle-class economy by 2030 with tourism, agriculture and mining driving the vision.

The Wakanda One village concept expresses a desire by African leaders for all people of African descent - the Diaspora - to return home and participate in building the continent.

Wakanda One - the building of African Centres of Excellence across Africa - is looking at building five centers, one in each region, which serve as growth nods for each region which should have downstream benefits for the population.

It will provide state of the art healthcare facilities using advanced technology and onsite pharmaceutical manufacturing.