By Style Correspondent
A Victoria Falls company, Express Entertainment, has embarked on a talent search as a way of giving back to the community.
Express Entertainment is part of Express Cargo, which is a customs clearing and consultancy company based in the resort town.
Paul Shambare, who is an arts promoter, said they had embarked on several programmes as part of their corporate social responsibility, among them nurturing talent.
“We are doing several things as part of our social responsibility as a company and we have a dancehall ridim called express ridim that will see several upcoming musicians from this side participating in,” he said.
Recently, the company announced its intention to spread its wings regionally in the next three years after it acquired haulage trucks for local and cross-border transport services.
They have since embarked on programmes that will see elderly people at Chinotimba Old People’s Home benefiting.
Popularly known as Elder Shambare, the young entrepreneur said some of the initiatives include paying school fees for underprivileged students in Victoria Falls.
“We did some donations at Chinotimba Old People’s Home and now as a company we have decided to do that more often as part of our corporate social responsibility,” he said.
Shambare said he was going to try his best to reach out to all the disadvantaged in the community.
“We are working out a plan to identify those disadvantaged people in and around our society so that we can assist them,” he said.
The company, which was registered in 2011 as Estramma Investments trading as Express Cargo, is mainly focusing on customs clearing of goods at the borders mainly Victoria Falls and Kazungula.
“The company does not offer only clearing, but customs consultancy, removals in bond and in transit. Express Cargo has grown from strength to strength over the years and now we have diversified our operations as part of our efforts to grow the company. This growing trend shall see us employing more people in the various sectors. Currently Express Cargo employs more than 15 people in various capacities. The diversification has seen the emergence of Express
Entertainment, which is a music and events promotions company .It has also seen the birth of the Express Cargo trucking and transport division,” he said.
Recently they purchased and are still purchasing haulage trucks that will be operating locally and across borders.
Shambare said they want to make the company big not only in Zimbabwe as they eye the regional market .
“We want to make our company a bigger brand with plans to spread our three wings to all parts of the country. We have to take it up as young businesspeople,” he said.