ZAS kicks off today

27 Sep, 2021 - 10:09 0 Views
ZAS kicks off today

H-Metro

. . . free Covid-19 testing on entry

Mathew Masinge, Court Reporter

The Zimbabwe Agriculture Show which kicks off today will be conducting free Covid-19 tests at all entry points as the 111th edition takes center stage.

The showcase which runs until this Saturday is being held under the theme: “Synergies for Growth-Cooperate, Collaborate, Complement”.

 

According to the Zimbabwe Agriculture Society (ZAS) both exhibitors and members of the public are expected to be fully vaccinated or to produce a Covid-19 test certificate taken 48hours before each entry.

 

ZAS chairman, Ivan Craig said visitors will be treated to a variety of exhibitions as more players have registered for the event.

 

“We are ready for a special event especially after we noted an increase in the number of exhibitors despite the event running soon after the ZITF.

 

“A number of exhibitors have given us assurance and we are excited to have them on our stands,” said Craig.

 

Craig has urged both exhibitors and visitors to adhere to strict health protocols.

 

“Our staff at every gate into the park will make sure temperature checks, the wearing of masks, washing of hands and sanitization will be observed.

 

“Prior to the show we encouraged exhibitors to get vaccinated and to those who haven’t done so, we encourage them to visit the several vaccination booths that we have erected inside the park,” he said.

 

With the country having experienced favorable rains, most farmers have recorded better harvests of maize, groundnuts and sorghum.

 

ZAS is projecting a bigger event with some of the major highlights including the annual National Agribusiness Conference where players in the mining sector meet counterparts in the farming sector.

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