The Herald (Harare)

Zimbabwe: Exhibition Gets Overwhelming Response

THE Zanu-PF business exhibition that will run concurrently with the party's 13th Annual National People's Conference has received an overwhelming response with at least 24 stands having been taken up by yesterday afternoon.

There are 30 exhibition stands on offer.

The exhibition has become part of the annual conference in recent years.

Events co-ordinator Cde Pamela Chitupa expressed satisfaction by the overwhelming response.

"So far, 24 stands have been taken out of the 30 available and we are excited about the response, as some of the biggest companies in the country will be here to showcase their products and services," she said.

Cde Chitupa said Small to Medium Enterprises would also be catered for and said the exhibition was a platform for companies to showcase their products.

The companies are drawn from seed production, mining, tourism, aviation and banking sectors.

Seed Co, Pannar and Pioneer are jointly exhibiting under the Zimbabwe Seed Traders' Association.

Other exhibitors are Marange Resources, Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, Grain Marketing Board, Air Zimbabwe, CMED, Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe, TelOne, NetOne and POSB.

Seed Co extension services manager Mr Ivan Craig said his company provided information and technical advice on a range of issues such as seed varieties and their suitability to specific areas.

Many farmers in some provinces have poor yields after planting seed varieties that do not suit their ecological regions.

"This is a national event which is very important. This is a platform where we reach out to all those who would be attending the conference.

"It is a blessing in disguise that the conference takes place at this time as the rainy season has actually started. We will educate people who will pass through our stand on what seed varieties to buy for their regions.

"Some might want to ask about prices, we will provide them and other technical advice," he said.

He urged Zanu-PF to include them on its programme in the future so that they provide extension services to delegates.

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