GWERU – Barmlo Investments founder Dr Banabasi Marambire has won the best Businessman of the Year Award.
He was nominated at the Great Dyke Agriculture and Mining Awards Second edition held at a Gweru Lodge on Friday.
Marambire won the award for the Best Businessman in the Great Dyke region.
Barmlo supplies hardware such as building material; timber, steel iron sheets and brick moulding. It is also a construction company.
The company has over 500 employees and is spreading its wings across the border into Botswana and Zambia.
Marambire who was recently conferred with the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Degree from the International Institute of Philanthropy in partnership with the International Women’s University was all smiles after getting the coveted accolade.
The Great Dyke Agriculture and Mining Awards are given to people who have excelled in Mining and Agriculture and they are held annually and they cover the Great Dyke region. They are organized by YAFM and Great Dyke TV with the objective of promoting agriculture and mining as businesses.
The Friday function had the deputy director in the office of Midlands Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution Fortune Mupunga as its guest of honour and there were seven other categories where people were given awards. The function started with the launch of the Great Dyke Mining and Agricultural Investment Report which is a thorough study of the Investment opportunities within the Great Dyke region.
The report is a guide to create investment opportunities.
“It’s an honour to win this accolade in a year where business has generally been difficult because of economic factors. I wish to thank the organisers of this event for the initiative which really inspires business people.
“At Barmlo Investments, we value business excellence and espouse the highest ethical standards in all our engagements,” said Marambire.
The company started in 2011 with two branches in Mberengwa District and has now expanded to Zvishavane and Filabusi.
Marambires mission is to grow a wholly indigenous business empire to provide business solutions and wealth creation as well as uplifting and changing the face of communities in the country through construction.
“We are expanding and venturing into partnerships with microfinance companies so that we may help those who qualify to borrow money towards construction purposes,” he said.
To date the company has over 500 employees and is also spreading its tentacles in the region with Botswana and Zambia.
Apart from being recognised in different platforms in Africa through its participation in the Jac Ma Foundation and the Africa Netprenuer Initiative Prize in 2016 the company won the first prize in the Global Shapers Initiative under the construction category.https://masvingomirror.com