by TARIRO MUSHORE
ALL is set for the 2019 Chiredzi district Agricultural show to be held from August 29 to 31.
The agricultural show will be running under the theme, ‘Unlocking Value from Local Resources through Strategic Devolution Development.’
Show organisers said a lot of exhibitors are interested in exhibiting at the prime agricultural event.
The idea of an agricultural show in Chiredzi district dates back to the 1970s where it used to be held at the Chitsanga hills.
That time it was distorted because people thought that the Agricultural show was like Christmas day when people enjoyed but with little business being done.
But all that changed over the years, and the Lowveld Show Society said it is now purely an agricultural showpiece where trading occurs at full capacity.
Graham Murindagomo, of the Lowveld Show Society Public Affairs Officer, said everything was now in place with exhibitors coming from different places. Some came from as far as Bulawayo and Harare.
“We are pleased with how we’re improving and recording a great turnout in the number of exhibitors and we’re very proud that this year we have also welcomed new exhibitors, among these are BancABC, Parliament of Zimbabwe, Windmill and Croco Motors,” said Murindagomo.
Apart from the trader’s day, there will be musical performances and also the popular Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) display.
There will also be an exhibitors’ dinner on Friday night which will open doors for advertisers to showcase their products to potential customers using a 10-minute advertising slot costing Rtgs 2 200. The ever-popular fireworks are reserved for the grand finale.
The Lowveld Show Society encouraged people to come in their numbers to attend the show, stressing it was different from the 1990s editions when people would come only to drink and do braai without any business activities.
“We are moving towards being the best Trade Fair and we’re working on being better than even big international shows,” said Murindagomo.
He noted they were getting feedback and messages from organisations which exhibited last year who reported a high product sales rate.