Mugabe firm ramps up production

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ALPHA and Omega, a subsidiary of Gushungo Holdings, has plans to increase output at its beverage-making unit by 40 times to 200 000 litres per day due to growing export and domestic demand, a company official has said.

Tarisai Mandizha

Speaking to NewsDay at the Harare Agriculture Show on Monday, Alpha and Omega assistant general manager Joseph Zirebwa said the company wants to increase production of its new beverage, Moojoos, by year end.
“Our production capacity and demand is not working hand in hand for Moojoos. We produce
5 000 litres daily that cannot cover the whole nation,” Zirebwa said.
Gushungo Holdings is an empire owned by President Robert Mugabe and his family.
Zirebwa said the company had plans to increase capacity for all its product mix and was working towards the introduction of ice creams to augment the product line.
“Competition is trembling, but the issue is that we don’t have sufficient milk products in the country. We are having lots of exports, so what we produce goes to the market,” he said.
According to the mid-term policy statement announced last month, former Finance minister Tendai Biti revised the country’s dairy output to 76,3 million litres in 2013, up from an initial target of 70 million litres, although the figure still falls short of the national demand of
96 million litres per annum as the agriculture sector continues on a down path.
Official figures show that the national dairy herd currently stands at 26 000 cows with 223 registered dairy operators.
Zirebwa also said the company had plans to venture into biogas to produce electricity.
“We are thinking of venturing into biogas to use all of our manure to convert to energy so that we will be able to sell (power) to all the people in Mazowe,” he said.
Alpha and Omega employs 500 workers — produces about 300 000 litres of raw milk and 70 000 litres of yoghurt monthly.

26 COMMENTS

  1. @ NEWSDAY REPORTERS-Whether mukarwadziwa nekuti Pesident Mugabe , he remains the country’ PRESIDENT, like it or not….You always write Mugabe this, Mugabe that,and yet you on the other hand write, Prime Minister this and that….UCHASVOTWA KUSVIKA WARUTSA MUGABE ACHINGOTONGA!!!

    BUSTARD!!!

    • you are a bustard yourself.is there a political issue here or its a report on company perfomance?tsvangirai apinda papi?fool.

  2. Che Guevera,u r sick in mind.The story is not in watsoever mocking Mugabe.U shud be ashamed of yourself u boarder gezi.

  3. Gushungo lets have you listing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, convert all those votes into shares and see what the IPO (initial public offer) will bring, give us 51% and take the rest to Malawi am told you hail from there.

    • Now that he has disowned Harare and Bulawayo let us also disown his dairy products simple isn’t it guys tit for tat thats the language he understands

  4. I support all efforts n endeavors by black men to make theirs, & those of their compatriots, better lives. It is in this regard that I support land reforms in Zimbabwe. Whether the milk is produced by Mugabe, Tsvangirai or Sibanda. Let Zimbabweans prosper. I am proud of this example that Mugabe has set…….as long as there ate no state resources used. We support you comrade

  5. MUSAITE MISTAKE. This bussiness belongs to him not in his represantative capacity as a president but as a citizen of Zimbabwe. Baba vanoshanda mabasa amaoko to free himself from stealing from the state coffers. That’s LEADING BY EXAMPLE,, I wish all ministers and MPs if they can learn from this examplary leader. PAMBERI NEKUSHANDIRA NYIKA GUSHUNGO.

    • He shud employ every unemployed zimbabwean on that farm. I am against public officials owning companies because there will be a conflict of interest i.e. how am i to trust a public official to create an environment that is fair for trade to be his direct competitor.? Also these guys own too many companies when do they get time to serve the public??

      He shud resettle people on that farm to lead by example to other ministers to own one farm.

      Pathetic.

    • The security guard is cio just as is the maid the milkman and the farmhand. All the cows are cio and the dung is cio. The cheese is as is the yoghurt. The driver and the loaders too. Mugabe is the state so is the farm.. Mugabe does not steall, he takes. If you resist you will risk the wrong end of a contrivance called Antonikail Kalashinokov 1947.

    • Eat your democracy then. Our democracy gives us economic development, empowerment and self determination. I don’t know about your type of democracy that you are after?

  6. @ Che Guevera.This company will be the only company standing in Zim after five years.and you as the ever obidient son will be working for it,uchikama mukaka.

  7. “According to the mid-term policy statement announced last month, former Finance minister Tendai Biti revised the country’s dairy output to 76,3 million litres in 2013, up from an initial target of 70 million litres, although the figure still falls short of the national demand of
    96 million litres per annum as the agriculture sector continues on a down path.”

    Hey NwsDay if you revise something from 70 to 76.3 is that a downward path. You are so negative about our country as if you are forigners.

    I like the way you helped mislead the MDC through your negative reporting while things on the ground show positive trends, eg tobacco, beef cattle, potato production, cotton and ground nuts.

    Please keep on misleading them that things are bad and ALL Zimbabweans want change and support MDC. Come 2018 MDC will be no more.

  8. nt surprising @ ol look @ hw they run dwn public companies n big biz so tht they cn take NRZ z nt performin coz most of them r hv truckin companies n nw wer z dairy board nw, zupco

  9. I remember Some years ago vaMugabe vakarambidza vekwavo to run tumabussiness utu amaiOppa vakatengesa maboats avo paorsbone dam ko zvakachinja here ?uuuuuh

  10. Hey you guys you are so pathetic.Chamunoda chii kushanda here kana kuti zvemahara coz you always criticise even nezvakanaka jus bcoz its Mugabe.If you have what it takes to get a job @Gunshungo dairies why cant you try your lucky than wasting your tym waiting kuzogara zvakanaka muchihora nyemba nesalt inn the gvt yaTsvanCrey.Nxaa

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