By Zvikomborero Machirori
President Emmerson Mnangagwa Wednesday officially visited Mount Meru Millers Zimbabwe in Mahusekwa,
The company is a subsidiary of the Multinational Corporation, Mount Meru Group and manufactures the Sun Soya Cooking Oil.
The Indian owned company officially opened its cooking oil refinery plant in July .
The President said that the oil refinery will benefit the people of Zimbabwe and the people at Mashonaland East.
“Our country and Mashonaland East Province, is set to benefit from Mount Meru Group entry into the food processing value chain, leveraging on the company’s wealth of experience drawn from their presence in more than 15 countries on the African continent,” he said.
“Our consumers are becoming more health conscious and prefer to consume healthier edible oils. I therefore, challenge Mount Meru Millers to respond accordingly to this emerging market trend.”
“It is my expectation that the increase in processing capacity in the edible oils sector, will nurture healthy supply chain and guarantee availability of products at fairly priced and competitive rates for the benefit of consumers.”