Local herbal medicine manufacturer, Teras, says it targets to extend its footprint to five African countries this year.
Teras Managing Director Shalice Amos told The Daily Times on Tuesday that the move is as a result of growing demand for Teras Juice in the countries.
According to Amos, since the company started producing Teras Juice, it has received overwhelming demand from across the borders.
“We see this as a great opportunity to help government earn the scarce foreign exchange.
“We will begin with South Africa where we intend to open more than 10 shops in the Rainbow Nation. We are just waiting for certification from the Medicines and Poisons Board,” said Amos.
She observed that the company will still be producing the medicine in Malawi but will just be sending the commodity to the other countries.
“We want to create more jobs right here in Malawi. We are in the process of buying a state of the art machine from China to help us in the process,” said Amos.
According to Amos, Teras has managed to establish retail outlets all over Malawi where people could access the drug.
Teras, according to Amos, heals many ailments such as hypertension, diabetes, cancer, and many others.