Bulawayo Market Fair set for tomorrow


EMPRETEC Zimbabwe and its various partners will tomorrow host a three-day Bulawayo Market Fair in which rural and urban entrepreneurs are expected to exhibit and sell Zimbabwean-made products.


The Bulawayo Market Fair, coming amid expectations of a bumper harvest, would be held at Bulawayo Large City Hall where farm produces are likely to dominate, according to organisers.

In an interview with Southern Eye yesterday, Empretec project officer Pana Mkandla said the fair was aimed at exposing new entrepreneurs in the business world and helping improve their linkages.

“The group comprises different entrepreneurs from Matabeleland North and South who have been producing their products and now we want to give them the platform to showcase and sell them,” Mkandla said.

“This will help them to realise where they have to improve. We are targeting supermarkets, vegetable shops, hotels and restaurants, boarding schools and hospitals.”

Mkandla said farmers will be selling products such as tomatoes, green vegetables, craftwork while small-scale manufacturers would showcase their steel works among other metal products.

He called on the corporate world to grace the occasion in large numbers to support budding and established entrepreneurs.

The Bulawayo Market Fair was formed by Christian Aid in partnership with Dabane Trust, Silveira House, Empretec Zimbabwe, IRT and Zimpro.

The fair will end on Sunday.