By Innocent Nxumalo
BUSINESS people from the border town of Beitbridge have been encouraged to fully maximise on the Special Economic Zone status to prop up trade and commerce in the area.
Officially opening the business expo this Saturday, Environment, Climate, Tourism and hospitality Industry Minister Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu highlighted vast opportunities of doubling productivity in Beitbridge if entrepreneurs refine their business strategies.
“Our support as government to all businesses is always assured and our doors are open for engagement. Exhibitions like this lead to market openings, joint ventures, partnerships and investment attraction,” he said.
Director in the Office of the Minister of Matabeleland South Provincial Affairs and Devolution Richmond Ncube concurred with Beitbridge-West MP Honourable Ruth Maboyi that the ongoing Beitbridge modernisation puts the border town on the right economic trajectory.
“The border upgrade has ushered a new era in this town and its high time that Zimbabweans consider investing locally,” he said.
The South African delegation led by Nathi Tshiwanammbi who was part of Beitbridge Business Expo said the fair has fostered improved cooperation between Matabeleland South and Limpopo provinces.
“Beitbridge is doing well in terms of infrastructural development, there are many things we learnt but most importantly we noted that we can closely work together to uplift the economic affairs of the region,” he said.
The Beitbridge Business Expo aims to promote Trade and Investment in the Beitbridge district by providing a platform for business people to meet with the service seekers, business to business interaction and career guidance.
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