By Asher Manzini
Kwekwe Expo’s 9th edition scheduled for 27 to 29 September under the theme ‘Consolidating Our Economic Development’ is promising fireworks as preparations are at an advanced stage.
The exhibition that will held be at Kwekwe Museum will be graced by Shingi Mutasa who is the head of Masawani group of companies.
Kwekwe Expo Manager Howard Masaninga confirmed the developments to this publication.
“Several traditional companies and institutions have already notified the organizers for their participation which include Doves, Sables, ZRP and Kwekwe Polytechnic only to mention a few.
“We expect more companies to register and hopefully new players can come in since we only have our own traditional companies,” he said.
Masaninga also added that they came up with their theme since Kwekwe is more industrial which is key towards development while the government is talking of devolution and if successful the city of gold will benefit from this exercise.
There will be a business conference on Friday 28 September where captains of industries will meet to discuss various factors affecting them while getting recommendations on how to improve, with the key note of address given by the guest of honour Mutasa.
He also urged the local people to come in their numbers to support the exhibition while also acquiring full information from various companies and organization on how they operate.
“General public lack knowledge in some aspects for example how insurances operate and their importance while school children get to know about the requirement of certain programmes and what professional careers to pursue,” he said.
Primary children will have a chance to participate in quiz on 25 September for the first as essay writing they were used to is now deemed monotonous while high turnout for high school in quiz is expected on 28 September.
Kwekwe Expo management commended the improvement of exhibitors’ displays comparing them to international standards while eyeing further raising standards for next year’s 10th anniversary.
Cholera scare has been brushed aside as the city of Kwekwe health department will be on high alert and will also inspect food that will be sold.