One of Malawi’s chain stores, Sana Cash and Carry will open its mega store in the capital Lilongwe in the first week of December, managing director Rauf Chaudrey and general manager Kalebe Zikabuma have disclosed.
Situated along the Kenyatta Drive near the Kamuzu Central Hospital round about in Lilongwe, the multi-million kwacha shop will see over 200 Malawians being employed.
Speaking in an interview on Tuesday with Nyasa Times, Zikabuma said the new shop will also house an international standard restuarant, the playing ground for kids and other front shops which will be available for rent.
“We are aiming to bring cheap goods to Malawians at a larger quantity than we are offering now. As you know that it’s only Sana that sells good at a very cheap price, sometimes as low as at a wholesale price, so we decided to have a larger shop to ease the congestion and to see into it that our customers are shopping at a peaceful place,” he said.
Apart from creating employment and a conducive buying place, Zikabuma added that the center will give an opportunity to small scale farmers to sell their produce at a fair price.
“We would want to give a chance to farmers who are into fruit and vegitable farming that they should come forward with their quality products and we will buy from them at a reasonable price, this is their shop and we are here to give them a platform,” he said.
Currently, Sana Cash and Carry has shops in Lilongwe and Blantyre and they are also planning to open another one in Mzuzu in the near future.
Opened their doors in December 2007, they employ over 120 workers at their Lilongwe shop which is behind Shoprite store. .
The employees that have been recruited include butcher men, shop assistants, bakers, till assistants, electronic experts, security guards and gardeners.