Fungai Lupande Mash Central Bureau
Government has tasked Silo Foods Industries, which was unbundled from the Grain Marketing Board (GMB), to produce affordable basic commodities to cushion consumers against wanton price increases, Zanu-PF chairman for Mashonaland Central Province Cde Kazembe Kazembe has said.
He said this during an inter-district meeting in Bindura on Sunday where he was apprising party officials on steps being taken by the Government to grow the economy.
Cde Kazembe, who is also the Information Communication Technology and Courier Services Minister, said Silo Foods Industries will supply people’s shops with basic commodities at prices that will be gazetted by Government.
“Silo Foods Industries, which was unbundled from the Grain Marketing Board, will start manufacturing basic goods like rice and mealie-meal for people’s shops to cushion consumers against price increases.
“This is also meant to normalise prices,” he said.
“The board members for Silo Foods Industries will be announced soon.”
Cde Kazembe said Government was also cognisant of the drought that was experienced across the country this year and was going to increase food aid in the province.
He advised people in the province to be wary of some Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) who were hiding behind humanitarian aid yet their aim is to destabilise the country.
“I am advising the province to be cautious when dealing with NGOs, some come offering assistance yet they are sent to destabilise the country,” said Cde Kazembe.
“We are aware that $8 million was availed to support the violent protests that rocked the country and there were doctors on standby to treat the protestors.
“A Bill that will regularise operations of NGOs will pass through parliament soon. All NGOs will be scrutinised. Take their money but don’t forget that the party is supreme.”