By ZBC Reporter
The Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) roared into life this Tuesday, with participants including first time exhibitors expressing optimism of clinching lucrative deals.
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development has taken the National Development Strategy One to multitudes of people who are part of ZITF as government works on ensuring that no one is left behind in pursuit of an upper middle income economy by 2030.
We have come to present to the people the national development strategy one so that everyone understands government thrust including those in rural areas and we have.a simplified version of the document in local languages so that all the people ride on the broader government vision,said Melusi Tshuma Principal Economist Ministry of Finance.
Not to be outdone at this year’s trade showcase are farmers who have brought in quality animals.
Farm manager at the Matopo Research Institute, Mr Themba Mkhwananzi said the breeds are mostly indigenous which are resistant to diseases while at the same time able to withstand current climatic conditions.
This year we did not bring commercial breeds, as have local breed that do best even under difficult conditions we have Ngini, and Tuli, Tuli being a pure Zimbabwean breed that was developed locally and we are saying to farmers these are available for you as they do well and have high fertility rates,he said.
This year’s event which will be officially opened by President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday is being held under the new normal of COVID-19 with strict adherence to World Health Organisation guidelines in managing gatherings.
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