Cahora Bassa hydroelectric facility plans to focus on SMEs as suppliers in Mozambique

23 June 2014

The Cahora Bassa hydroelectric facility (HCB) plans to increase its focus on Mozambican small and medium-sized enterprise to purchase goods and services, said Paulo Muxanga, the chairman of the Company.

During a meeting held in Tete to find strategies to involve SMEs in the company’s purchases, Muxanga said that this was one of the aims of the supplier website set up last year by the company to make tender announcements available to the whole of the Mozambican business community.

According to Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias Muxanga also said that the HCB board of directors had been raising awareness amongst staff involved in procurement about the importance of buying Mozambican goods and services and that imports should be the exception only when the domestic market cannot meet demand.

The chairman of HCB said that 40 years after the company as founded there was a need to promote greater partnerships with SMEs in supplying goods and services to the facility.

“We want to find a business platform that allows small and medium-sized Mozambican companies to have equal access to the business opportunities offered by HCB,” he said adding that the other aim was to consolidate the transparency of supplier hiring process.

Since 2013 the Supplier Website has registered over 600 small and medium-sized Mozambican companies, which are already doing business with HCB. (macauhub/MZ)