The Lowveld Show Society has assured Chiredzi community that the 2021 edition of the Lowveld Agricultural Show and Trade Fair is going on as scheduled following a huge uptake of exhibition stands by various players and arrangements have been put in place for the show to kickoff.
The Show and Trade Fair held annually, was last held in 2019 due to Covid-19 induced lockdowns to contain the spread of the virus, have also opened gates to exhibitors in 2021 in order restore lost hope by businesses heavily affected by the pandemic.
Lowveld Show Society spokesperson Graham Murindagomo confirmed that all arrangements have been put in place for the show to kick off on November 25 to 27, with the Chairman of the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show, Ivan Graig expected to grace the occasion as guest of honour.
“There is a huge change in attendance and also high turn up from businesses who want to exhibit this year. Beside the short notice, we are very much encouraged by the responses, as there are quite a number of new players who will be exhibiting.
“We have Netone, Econet and Clevers Hotel among other businesses who would be joining us for the first time whilst COTTCO will also be attending as the defending champions. We are also encouraging local players to participate as this is their business platform,” said Murindagomo.
He also said strict World Health Organisation’s (WHO) guidelines to contain the spread of the pandemic would be in place.
He expressed satisfaction that the show has been improving in terms of levels of exhibition, as it is a serious platform for businesses.
Boldwin Magumbe, the Managing Director of Safe Ways Driving School who exhibited in the 2019 edition confirmed that exhibiting yields better results.
Apart from the traders’ day, there will be entertainment on Friday with the exhibitor’s dinner set for Clevers Hotel while fireworks will be cracked during the grand finale on Saturday.
This year’s theme will be ‘Devolution through sustainable agriculture’.