Zimbabwe, Bulawayo businessman has created employment for atleast 120 people at a time when the country is drowning economically with a high unemployment percentage.
Mr Raj Modi opened a new retail outlet located down town along Lobengula Street near the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) bus terminus. The businessman has opened doors to 120 jobless Zimbabweans.
The retail outlet is named ‘Sai Mart Lobengula Street’. The new retail is a sister unit to the Wholesale Centre Liquor Hub, which is also owned by the Modi family and has been running successfully for the past years.
Apart from being a businessman, Mr Modi is also the Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce and is one of the most successful entrepreneurs and philanthropists in the city. Modi opened the retail having jobless Zimbabweans in mind.
In an interview with Business Chronicle, the businessman said: “The whole idea in my mind when I opened that supermarket (Sai Mart Lobengula Street) was to create employment. We are employing about 120 people all in all at the supermarket.”
The company that has opened its doors to the public will have an official launch sometime next month. The news was confirmed by Zanu PF legislator for Bulawayo South constituency who clearly said, “Plans are underway to officially open the outlet in a few weeks’ time.”
“We are just waiting for some few things that need to be finished before we launch the supermarket. Some of the minor things that need to be sorted out while we are doing business include plumbing and some electrical installations.”
“We cannot use some of the equipment at the supermarket because of the power supply and things like that. So, we are putting up solar power so that the whole thing can run on solar,” the legislator spoke.