We are excited beyond measure. We had an awesome last day of the Traditional Food and Beverages Expo, 6 April 2019. The attendance holds the record for all Expos to date. We had 245 people climbing the mountain, a double increase from the previous 120. We also had international guests, a dozen tourists from Germany, United Kingdom and France. Real and meaningful inter-cultural exchange.
Vast array of food varieties. Home brewed traditional beer was a crowd favourite. Nqindi the poet was a star attraction. Stellar performances by Hwabaraty, Charles Banda and Drums of Peace.
Eminent personalities came through. These include Sibangilizwe Nkomo, son of late Vice President Joshua Nkomo and NUST Vice Chancellor Professor Mqhele Dlodlo.
Taking this opportunity to thank our exhibitors – Matobo women farmers, Harvest Plus, Welt Hunger Helf – ABC Project, Department of Research in the Ministry of Agriculture, LFSP-EXTRA, ZRBF-MELANA, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Midlands State University, Ingwebu Breweries, Alliance Francaise Bulawayo, African Tillers, Elevate Trust and Matobo National Park.
A hearty thank you to all guests from Bulawayo and Matobo who graced the occasion. Gratitude to the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo for exhibition material.
Special mention and appreciation to our 2019 implementing partner African Food Revolution.