chitwn.jpgThe town of Chitungwiza is set to host an Industrial and Commercial Expo next month in order to lure investors and market the town’s services.


As business stakeholders intensify efforts to lure investors into the country the Chitungwiza business community has joined the fray by launching a business expo dubbed CHIEXPO.


The expo scheduled for the 29th to the 31st of July aims at attracting investors to the 30 year old town which since its establishment in the 70’s has supplied a large chunk of Harare’s work force.


Chairman of the Chitungwiza Industrial and Commercial expo Mr. Epias Chidyafodya said the Chi expo will offer a platform city fathers and business to interact and pave the way for the integration of industry and corporates’ needs in the town’s future plans.


“The benefits are immense as Chitungwiza has vast land opportunities and the labor force is unmatched with a population of 1.8 million.


“Chitungwiza also enjoys growth point status and the tax levy is subsidized,” said Mr. Chidyafodya. 


Chitungwiza town clerk Mr. Godfrey Tanyanyiwa said the municipality aims to harness its small to medium enterprise sector to large businesses so that the town can out grow its dormitory status to an industrialised city.


“We do not want to continue in the periphery of Harare. We want to be a stand-alone town and hence we want this expo to reach the size of the ZITF and the Harare agriculture show,” added Mr. Tanyanyiwa.


More than 300 exhibitors are expected to take part in the expo including international players who have expressed interest. The town is home to Modzone textiles, the joint venture between Zimbabwe and Iran among other industries.