By Priscilla Makondo
The local manufacturing sector has been urged to take advantage of a number of initiatives that have been introduced by the government to reduce import dependency and boost local production to save the much needed foreign currency and make life more comfortable for consumers.
Speaking at the Buy Zimbabwe Awards, President Emerson Mnangagwa said the government was putting in place additional measures to assist companies to operate at peak levels.
Buy Zimbabwe Chairman Mr Munyaradzi Hwengwere urged Zimbabweans to promote and buy locally produced goods to enhance job creation and financial independence.
In 2020 local manufacturers’ capacity utilization rose by 10 percent to 47 percent despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.