Recently, Patrício Vilar, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute for the Management of State Assets and Participations (IGAPE), revealed that there were two candidates in the race for the management of Kero. It is now known that it is the Eritrean company Anseba and partners Carrefour and Alimenta Angola.
Other entities showed interest in competing for the management of this supermarket chain and also presented proposals, but it did not go further. According to Expansão, one of the proposals rejected due to lack of technical capacity was presented by a company related to the former owners of Kero (Manuel Domingos Vicente, Hélder Vieira Dias "Kopelipa, Leopoldino do Nascimento and Colonel João Manuel Inglês).
According to Expansão, the public tender negotiation committee has already finished the preliminary report of the negotiation phase of the proposals and delivered it to the Ministries of Finance and Industry and Commerce, bodies responsible for verifying all the acts of the process and which now have at hand the task of deciding who is the new manager of the Kero supermarket chain.
It should be recalled that the competition includes 12 stores, eight of which are located in Luanda and four in the provinces of Benguela, Huíla and Huambo, which until now have been managed by Grupo Zahara.