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We Saw Covid 19 As An Opportunity: Govt

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The Government has revealed that they saw covid-19 as an opportunity to increase local production as borders were closed at the outbreak of the pandemic.

Speaking at the Buy Zimbabwe 2021 Annual Awards that were held in the capital on Friday, Minister of Industry and Commerce Dr. Sekai Nzenza said the government’s relationship with Buy Zimbabwe was also strengthened.

“We saw covid-19 as a challenge but more importantly we saw it as an opportunity. Borders were closed and we later realised that we were increasing local production, we also began to look within ourselves to see how much capacity exists within Zimbabwe.

“Our relationship with Buy Zimbabwe and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development became stronger to focus on local production. Increasing private sector growth requires collaboration and it also requires us as a government to listen and accept that in the past our policies were not so consistent but l want to say through the ease of doing business we are creating an enabling environment where business can thrive.

Dr. Nzenza added that the government is also hoping that the local industry will improve the quality of Zimbabwean goods to match global standards.

“So when we are talking of Buy Zimbabwe we are talking about the creation of jobs and jobs are being created through the companies we have seen here (at the awards). We are talking about creating wealth and we can’t deny the fact that we are making a profit. And l would like to thank you for the Corporate Social Responsibility that we see from a number of companies that we have seen here.

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“So we are also looking at quality products that meet standards that are also competitive so that Zimbabwe will be at par with other countries,” she said.

Meanwhile, Mimosa scooped the Buy Zimbabwe 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Award for developing their host community and was the first runner-up in the Mining Company of the Year category which was won by Zimplats.

N. Richards Wholesalers scooped three awards, the Local Procurement Award of the Year, the Buy Zimbabwe Insignia of the Year, and the Enterprise Development Support Award of the Year. The company was also the 1st runner-up in the Wholesaler of The Year Award.

Below is the list of winners…

1. BUY ZIMBABWE NEW COMER OF THE YEAR AWARD
 
WINNERS
2nd RUNNER-UP  SHEPCO BMA
1st RUNNER-UP  CANGROW
WINNER    MAKA (PVT) LIMITED
 
2.BUY ZIMBABWE FURNITURE RETAILER OF THE YEAR AWARD
NOMINEES
WINNERS
2nd RUNNER-UP  MAHOMED MUSA WHOLESALERS
1st RUNNER-UP  TEECHERZ HOME AND OFFICE
WINNER   TV SALES AND HOME
 
3. BUY ZIMBABWE QUALITY AWARD
WINNERS
2nd RUNNER –UP DENDAIRY
1st RUNNER –UP SCHWEPPES ZIMBABWE
WINNER  NESTLE ZIMBABWE
 
4. BUY ZIMBABWE LOCAL PROCUREMENT AWARD
 
WINNERS
2nd RUNNER-UP  ZIMPLATS
1st RUNNER-UP  PROBRANDS
WINNER    N RICHARDS WHOLESALERS
 
5. BUY ZIMBABWE CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD
 
WINNERS
2nd RUNNER-UP  CBZ BANK
1st RUNNER-UP  NYARADZO FUNBERAL ASSURANCE COMPANY
WINNER    TV SALES AND HOME
 
6.  BUY ZIMBABWE MINING COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD
 
WINNERS
2nd RUNNER-UP  FREDA REBECCA
1st RUNNER-UP  MIMOSA
WINNER              ZIMPLATS
 
7. BUY ZIMBABWE FARMERS SUPPORT AWARD
 
WINNERS
2nd RUNNER –UP NATIONAL FOODS LIMITED
1st RUNNER –UP BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO  ZIMBABWE
                   WINNER PURE OIL INDUSTRIES
8. BUY ZIMBABWE RETAILER OF THE YEAR AWARD
 
WINNERS
2nd RUNNER –UP BATA SHOE COMPANY
1st RUNNER –UP OK ZIMBABWE
WINNER TM PICK AND PAY
9. BUY ZIMBABWE SME OF THE YEAR AWARD
 
WINNERS
2nd RUNNER –UP RADIO SOLUTIONS
1st RUNNER –UP PETAL TISSUES
WINNER CLEAN-O
10. BUY ZIMBABWE CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY AWARD
 
WINNERS
2nd RUNNER –UP ECONET WIRELESS
1st RUNNER –UP    NYARADZO FUNERAL ASSURANCE COMPANY
WINNER    MIMOSA
11. BUY ZIMBABWE ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT AWARD
 
WINNERS
2nd RUNNER –UP  VARUN BEVERAGES
1st RUNNER –UP    ZIMPLATS
WINNER   N RICHARDS WHOLESALERS
12. BUY ZIMBABWE MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR (NON FMCG) AWARD
 
WINNERS
2nd RUNNER –UP  CAPRI APPLIANCES
1st RUNNER –UP    MAKA (PVT) LTD
WINNER   CHLORIDE ZIMBABWE
13.BUY ZIMBABWE WHOLESALER OF THE YEAR AWARD
WINNERS
2nd RUNNER –UP METRO PEECH WHOLESALERS
1st RUNNER –UP N RICHARDS WHOLESALERS
WINNER  GAIN CASH AND CARRY
14.BUY  BUY ZIMBABWE SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD – COME BACK OF THE YEAR AWARD
 
 
 
WINNER  CENTRAL AFRICAN BATTERIES
15. ZIMBABWE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR (NON FMCG) AWARD
WINNERS
2nd RUNNER –UP KDV PILLOW TOP BED
1st RUNNER –UP CAPRI 350 REFRIDGERATOR
WINNER  EXIDE BATTERY
16.  BUY ZIMBABWE MOST IMPROVED MANUFACTURER AWARD
WINNERS
2nd RUNNER –UP SILO  FOODS INDUSTRIES
1st RUNNER –UP INGWEBU BREWERIES
WINNER  ASSOCIATED FOODS ZIMBABWE
17.   BUY ZIMBABWE INSIGNIA AWARD
WINNERS
2nd RUNNER –UP CLEAN-O
1st RUNNER –UP NESTLE ZIMBABWE
WINNER  N RICHARDS WHOLESALERS
18.BUY ZIMBABWE MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR (FMCG) AWARD
 
WINNERS
2nd RUNNER –UP SCHWEPPES ZIMBABWE
1st RUNNER –UP PROBRANDS
WINNER  NATIONAL FOODS LIMITED
 
19.BUY ZIMBABWE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR (FMCG) AWARD
WINNERS
2nd RUNNER –UP KEFALOS YOGHURT
1st RUNNER –UP PROTON COOKIES
WINNER  MAZOE
 
20.BUY ZIMBABWE BEST COMPANY AWARD
WINNERS
2nd RUNNER –UP NESTLE ZIMBABWE
1st RUNNER –UP PPC CEMENT
WINNER   NATIONAL FOODS
 

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