THE Zimbabwean government has entered into an agreement with a company from the United Arab Emirates to set up a pharmaceutical plant.
This deal comes at a time when the Vice President who is also the Health and Child Care Minister Constantine Chine Chiwenga is on record of saying Government wants to boost the local pharmaceutical manufacturing industry in Zimbabwe.
Government signed an Memorandum of Understanding with a company called Intrapharm.
The pharmaceutical manufacturing giant in the UAE will set up production and distribution operations in Zimbabwe at an unspecified time.
This according to the state owned news agency is part of Government’s five year pharmaceutical manufacturing strategy aiming to boost local production of medicinal drugs from 12 percent to 35 percent.