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Qatar Commits to Fund ZIM Projects

Qatar yesterday made a commitment to fund developmental projects in Zimbabwe’s education, health and micro-finance sectors, as President Mnangagwa’s administration sealed a comprehensive financial agreement between Doha and Harare.

Government will now have to provide project proposals in the targeted sectors for funding to be released.

President Mnangagwa yesterday morning held private talks with Qatar’s Minister of Defence Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah before touring the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the body which is masterminding Qatar’s projects for hosting the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

Speaking to journalists after meetings with senior officials from the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa said the ball was now in Zimbabwe’s court to submit project proposals.

QFFD is a public development institution that helps developing countries implement development programmes.

“I met the director-general of the Qatar Funding for Development and their mandate is to give aid to three sectors, mainly education, health and micro-finance. We have agreed that we are going to explore projects for assistance in those three areas.

“We have to go back home and identify the projects. They do not fund unless there is a project and it’s us now who must submit project proposals which they look at and decide whether or not they will assist us,” said Minister Chinamasa. He added that there were discussions on scholarships for Zimbabwe students willing to study in Qatar. 
Olaleye Anuoluwapo

Olaleye Anuoluwapo

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