HARARE- The Minister of industry and Commerce Sekai Nzenza has hailed the capacity rebound of two Kwekwe firms Zimchem and Sable Chemicals.
According to Minister Nzenza there has been a notable recovery of production seen in the companies compared to their past production reports.
Production at ZimChem shot up, with the company coming handy in the production of Covid 19 consumables.
“Cabinet was informed that ZimChem company in Kwekwe made a robust response to the COVID-19 outbreak by diversifying its product range to the production of dishwashers and sanitisers at affordable prices”,
“ZimChem has so far produced 15 000 litres of sanitisers” he said.
The recovery boom has seen the company expanding it’s workforce.
“ZimChem will employ eighty (80) more workers when it completes its plant refurbishment” said Minister
He added that government intervention on Sable Chemicals has beared results so far.
“Sable Chemicals has accessed US$1.4million in foreign currency through the auction floor system which is sufficient to import Ammonia to produce 5 500 metric tones of AN fertilizer”
“The company has produced 2700 metric tones of AN valued at US$1.350 million” he added.
According to the Minister the fertilizer will be supplied to CBZ Agro-yield, ZFC and Omnia.
He said that the project will support the Agricultural Recovery Plan through the provision of affordable local fertilizer, and ultimately enhance production and reduce reliance.