The price of business – part 1

11 07 2013

The power had just gone off at the factory in the industrial sites and no the factory did not have a hacksaw and no they did not have bolt cutters to cut my order of reinforcing rods. I looked over the wall at the next door businesses and they obviously had made a plan with a generator which is essential for doing business in Zimbabwe when the power goes off. One of the staff caught my look and muttered that the management should do something about getting a generator. I was not too surprised – I had read that this particular company was ina financial fix. Anyway, there was nothing much I could do about it so I took a few photos, gave my phone number to the foreman so he could call me when the job was done and left.

We have a general election coming up either at the end of this month or early in August. Whoever gets into power has to do something about the electricity situation. It is not a very attractive proposition to invest in a country that has a power supply as dependably bad as ours.



5 responses

14 07 2013
Duncan Roberts

Great photos, some might be good in black and white? Surely there must be still saws? They cut anything with the right blade and some two stroke petrol unless this is also in short supply.

18 07 2013

Should be “stihl” saw!!!

24 07 2013

If they didn’t have a hacksaw I don’t think a Stihl saw was going to be there. I did try some in B&W but there were subtleties of colour that I rather liked.

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