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Buy Zimbabwe establishes local content office

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Buy Zimbabwe Chairman Munyaradzi Hwengwere handing over a token of appreciation to President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Pic credit Jeoffrey Ncube

Buy Zimbabwe has established a local content office as part of efforts to ensure that local content policy gets traction as well as to deepen local value chains.

ln a statement released to Great Dyke News 24, Buy Zimbabwe General Manager Alois Burutsa said the local content office comes after another milestone partnership between Buy Zimbabwe and Business Standards and Systems Certification to ensure verification of local content.

“The establishment of the local content office follows the successful hosting of the Public Procurement Conference and Awards last month.


“The conference was held in partnership with the Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (PRAZ) and ran under the theme Unlocking Zimbabwe’s economic potential through public procurement.


“The conference underlined the need to put implementation mechanism to ensure that public tenders are directed to entities with high local content in line with the national industrialisation drive.

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“The local content office comes after another milestone partnership between Buy Zimbabwe and Business Standards and Systems Certification to ensure verification of local content, “ reads the statement.

According to the statement, Buy Zimbabwe will be working very closely with the secretariat for local content steering committee under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.


“To facilitate the work of the local content office with members and stakeholders Buy Zimbabwe has employed a local content officer, Sebastian Sibanda, a founder and graduate of budding incubation hubs in Zimbabwe. Sebastian has worked for Old Mutual, Midlands State University and Banc Abc among many leading corporates. He is a poet, writer and holder of an ICT degree from the Midlands State University.

“In his new assignment he is expected to work closely with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries CZI, Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce ZNCC, to ensure alignment on the need for Zimbabwe to reduce dependency on imports,” reads part of the statement.

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