In Zimbabwe: ‘Local products are getting a chance to shine’

Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries says up to 81% of companies have experienced supply disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With the post COVID-19 era taking its natural course, it has been discovered that many Zimbabwe firms import raw materials and products from South Africa, but with the border between the two countries closed, supermarkets are having to use alternatives.

“Most of our importers are finding it difficult to really import on time… so this is giving a chance to local products to shine,” Sandra Mbverechena, a store manager with supermarket chain Bon Marche told the BBC.

“Our local suppliers get local ingredients so they’ve actually managed to supply us faster.”

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