Local content promotion body Buy Zimbabwe will host their 10th anniversary awards today in the capital at a ceremony to be attended by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
The awards which span 20 categories recognise companies for promoting the production and consumption of local products and services in the last decade.
Buy Zimbabwe General Manager Alois Burutsa said all is set for the high profile event which will be attended by captains of industry and commerce as well as other stakeholders.
“We are excited that all is in place for the launch and the adjudication team led by industrialist and local content implementation committee chairperson Sifelani Jabangwe has done a fabulous and meticulous job in the adjudication process. So what is left is for those companies that have consistently and persistently pursued a local content policy to receive due recognition for their initiatives.
“Of special interest is the Champion of the Decade award which will be given to a leader who has demonstrated leadership acumen and spearheaded the promotion, production and consumption of local products and services,’ said Burutsa.
The event will see the launch of the Great Zimbabwean brands campaign under which the organization is calling upon citizens to submit short video clips, WhatsApp audios, text messages or call in highlighting their memories of remarkable Zimbabwean brands. Those with interesting stories will stand a chance to win lots of prizes and will be featured on different platforms including television and radio, according to the organisers of the awards.