Skylake New State Of The Art Offices

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By Mandipa Masenyama

ONE of the leading borehole drilling companies in Zimbabwe, Skylake has launched its new state-of-the-art offices in Harare.

The launch was graced by different entrepreneurs and artists including Banc ABC Chief Executive Officer Lance Mambondiani, comedienne Madam Boss, Jah Prayzah and socialite Pokello Nare and others.

Addressing invited guests at the new offices launch, Friday, Skylake boreholes drilling company chief executive officer Tatenda Samukange explained how he started his business journey.

“I know I owe a lot of people answers as to how I started my business. So this is what happened. When I was 21 years old, I used to do car dealerships hustling in the streets and enjoyed the little money that I was getting. It was during this time I met a friend who was already in the borehole drilling industry. He used to engage me when doing his job and I found out that I was good in sales marketing for borehole drilling,” Samukange said

“This is when I started having clients and hiring machines from someone who at times used to inconvenience me because it was his equipment after all. This gave me power to work hard to have my own machines. After saving for 3 years in 2017 I managed to buy my first rack. It is since then everything started to flow and I thank God for that,” he added.

The company, which is owned by 26-year-old Samukange, was opened in 2017 and it has been operating in the borehole industry since then.

Samukange urged young entrepreneurs to break fear barriers by taking risks, having self-confidence and always taking responsibility.

Lance Mambondiani applauded Samukange for the job well done and challenged youths to be innovative and create jobs for themselves.

“A lot of young people are doing great things out there like what Tatenda has done. I am personally happy when young people succeed because age is not a barrier. It pains me that we have a lot of unfocused youths out there. It’s high time we have young people who are innovative,” said Mambondiani.

Skylake has donated boreholes at Wilkins and Beatrice Infectious Hospitals when Covid 19 was at its peak in Zimbabwe and President Emmerson Mnangagwa applauded the young man for the job well done.

The company also has a branch in Mutare and Samukange has a dream to go regional with his business.