New K450m Ndola Zambian Breweries Plc Brewery Officially Opened
4 June 2013
NDOLA May 24, 2013: Zambian Breweries Plc. has officially opened its new one million hectolitre plant at its Ndola Brewery this morning.
His Honour, Republican Vice President Dr. Guy Scott, was on hand to open the brewery together with the SABMiller Africa Managing Director, Mr. Mark Bowman.
Dr. Scott commended Zambian Breweries Plc. for showing confidence in the people of Zambia and the PF government by investing colossal sums of money into the project.
"My government, the PF government, is in a hurry to develop this country and deliver social services to our people, but to do this we need our private sector partners to invest and grow their businesses so that they can create more job opportunities for our people, especially the youths," Dr. Scott has said.
SABMiller Africa Managing Director, Mr. Mark Bowman, said his company was proud of the investment it had made in Zambia over the last two years which, in addition to the $90 million invested in the Ndola Brewery, includes the $5 million that was put into the new Chibuku Plant in Kitwe.
"Seven months ago, I was here to witness the commissioning of our new National Breweries Plc. Chibuku plant in Kitwe, so you can imagine my great joy to be back here to witness the official opening of the one million hectoliter plant in Ndola. This is a very exciting season for all of us in SABMiller, and it clearly demonstrates our confidence in the growth story of Zambia." Mr. Bowman said.
Copperbelt Minister, Honourable Mwenya Musenge, who was also present at the function said as the provincial minister he was happy to see that the continuous commitment by Zambian Breweries Plc. has resulted in improved productivity, acquisition of superior technology and indeed production of quality beverages that our citizens continue to enjoy.
With staffing levels of over 1000, Zambian Breweries Plc. stands as the country's largest beverage company and is a major contributor to economic development and GDP growth through tax remittance and employment creation in its value chain.
The company received diamond awards as the best non-alcoholic beverage company and as producer of the best alcoholic beverages in the annual PMR Africa annual survey. It won two additional diamond awards in the categories "companies/institutions doing most to demonstrate exceptional managerial and corporate governance qualities" and "Zambia's overall favourite brands," where Mosi lager was the obvious win.
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This is a SABMiller subsidiary news release, it was first published in its local market on May 24th, 2013.