By Davison Vandira
Seventeen exporters from different sectors who excelled this year were recognised at the ZimTrade annual exporter’s awards with the biggest prize going to Zimbabwe sugar sales for being the exporter of the year.
Exports sustain countries through inflows of foreign currency which is critical in nourishing any nation.
For Zimbabwe, energising of export base is a precursor to sustainable economic development as the country is marching towards its vision of becoming an Upper Middle-Class economy by 2030.
ZimTrade has therefore been motivating the country’s Exporters to eliminate the challenges associated with trade deficits as well as improving Zimbabwe’s economic growth prospects.
At this year’s Exporters awards ceremony there was evidence that the country is fast retracing its traditional export base with horticulture and agricultural fresh produce dominating.
Against a backdrop of a difficult year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the export promotion body rewarded exporters that provided innovative solutions to the export business for the benefit of Zimbabwe.
ZimTrade Chief Executive Officer Allan Majuru highlighted his organisation’s mandate in improving the country’s export structure and thanked the exporters who are the goose that are laying golden eggs for everyone.
“ We are gathered here to reward those that excelled in export business but the bigger picture is for the economy to be sustained by exports hence we have all converged here to share important notes on how we can develop this critical sub sector together,” he said.
According to Economic observers export development is at the centre of Zimbabwe’s economic blueprint National Development Strategy One’s success story.