By Tendai Guvamombe

Public Procurement is critical to ensure the enhancement of the Zimbabwean products. This came to light during the Buy Zimbabwe Public Procurement Conference held this Wednesday in the Capital.

President Emerson Mnangagwa was the guest of honour. The engagement is expected to unlock key opportunities for the public procurement to enhance locally produced goods. 

Speaking during the engagement President Mnangagwa said inclusive public procurement ensures economic development and poverty eradication by means of strengthening internal capacities.

“Inclusive public procurement is crucial in ensuring sustainable national development. We continue to scale up country’s internal capacities across all sectors. We have vigour to rescue our people from poverty.We must continue to grow our own food. Africa has the capacity to develop itself.”

Speaking during the same engagement Acting Minister of Industry and Commerce, Soda Zhemu said the efforts to enhance  public procurement is critical to allow ease of doing business in the quest to grow the economy through the use of local resources.

“The reforms should result in the easy of doing business and growing of the economy through the use of local resources”

According to the national statistics the promotion of the local products on the markets has seen local content dominating the space. The projections proclaimed a while ago has seen local products dominating in the local shops from 35 percent to 90 percent in the recent times. 

Various local companies who excelled in thriving for promotion of local products where also awarded.

Buy Zimbabwe Chief Executive officer Munyaradzi Hwengwere took the opportunity of the engagement to persuade the government to assist local companies that are striving to enhance the promotion of the Zimbabwean Products on the market.

Value Addition to the local content has been projected to simulate growth and competition on international levels.