ZITF general manager retires


ZIMBABWE International Trade Fair (ZITF) general manager Daniel Chigaru leaves office in the next two months after 30 years of service and is set to be replaced by his deputy, Nomathemba Moyo.

Report by Gamma Mudarikiri

In a statement last week, ZITF said Chigaru would be retiring at the end of June this year to assume the responsibility of non-executive director and vice-chairman of the exhibition company.

Chigaru joined ZITF in 1982 as an administrative officer before his promotion to assistant general manager and company secretary in 1986.
He took over as general manager from Graham Rowe in 2003.

Meanwhile, ZITF last week said more than 48 000 square metres of exhibition space, which represents 93% of total space, had already been taken up for this year’s trade showcase running from April 23 to 27.

The company said 60 000 square metres had been reserved for this year’s trade fair while full bookings were anticipated before the exhibition begins.

Foreign exhibitors have so far taken up 5% of the space available, with 15 external companies already booked.

Some of the countries expected at the fair include Brazil, People’s Republic of China, Ghana, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.