ZiFM to broadcast State of the Economy Report launch

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ZiFM Stereo will broadcast live the launch of the quarterly State of the Economy Report produced by the Africa Economic Development Strategies (AEDS) in conjunction with the Daily News.

The report will be launched at Cresta Lodge in Harare on May 7.

Susan Makore, the chief executive officer of AB Communications – owners of ZiFM – confirmed the live broadcast of the highly anticipated State of the Economy Report from 08:00hrs to 11:00hrs.

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya will be the guest of honour at the event to be attended by top economists, captains of industry, politicians, industrialists and business leaders.

Makore said the event is the second inside four months where the station has partnered with the Daily News, which demonstrates growth in their partnership.

In February this year, ZiFM Stereo – Zimbabwe’s first privately-owned radio station – was invited by the Daily News to broadcast live a monetary policy statement breakfast forum hosted by the country’s leading daily.

“We are happy to have been afforded yet another opportunity to collaborate with the Daily News. We are looking forward to broadcasting the maiden State of the Economy Report for the benefit of our business community.

“Just like in February when we broadcast live the monetary policy statement business breakfast forum hosted by the Daily News, We are confident that our live broadcast will, as usual, reach an even wider audience,” said Makore.

Hama Saburi, the Editor-in-Chief of the Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe – publishers of the Daily News and the Daily News on Sunday has expressed satisfaction with the way their media houses are collaborating.

“Our collaborative efforts are bearing fruit. We didn’t hesitate to go back to ZiFM Stereo to broadcast live our State of the Economy Report launch because we were impressed by the way we worked together during the monetary policy statement business breakfast forum in February,” said Saburi.

According to Saburi the ground-breaking report will unveil pertinent economic information vital to policymakers and business.

“The main objective of the report is to avail practical and objective economic advice based on proven facts,” he said.