The revelations were made by Agricultural Rural Development Authority Board Chairman, Basil Nyabadza. ARDA partnered with Rating, owned by businessman Billy Rautenbach, and Macdom Investments, to form Green Fuels, which owns the Chisumbanje plant.
Nyabadza said they had successfully opened the $600 million plant and were already taking on board more employees.
“The future is bright for the plant. We are now operating and in the process of taking on board additional staff,” said Nyabadza.
However, Nyabadza did not disclose the current number of workers employed at the plant and those they are expecting to recruit.
The former Zanu (PF) Manicaland Provincial Chairperson added that the company was looking forward to the authorisation of mandatory blending now that his party is back in power. “We hope that now the MDCs are out of the way all the obstacles will be dealt with. Mandatory blending is top of our priority list,” he said.
Nyabadza has, in the past, said the $600 million project, which was initiated by Zanu (PF) in 2008, was a victim of partisan politics following the formation of the inclusive government in February 2009.Post published in: Agriculture