NEW BAKERY PROMISES TO OFFER MOZAMBICANS BREAD AT COMPETITIVE PRICES

MAPUTO, The Premier Group, the Mozambican shareholder in the Espiga d’Ouro industrial bakery which was inaugurated on Thursday in the Maputo’s twin city of Matola, has promised to provide bread at competitive prices, with loaves of consistent weight and quality.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, the group’s chairperson, Hussein Ahmade, said the bakery has four production lines which can operate 24 hours a day, guaranteeing daily production of 1.5 million baguettes, 860,000 rolls and 135,000 sliced loaves. A fleet of trucks will carry the Espiga d’Ouro products throughout the day to distributors in Maputo and Matola, the country’s two biggest cities.

We recognize that we cannot yet meet the full expectations of the Mozambican people. At least in the initial phase, we will not be able to meet the full demand of Maputo City and Province, let alone of the entire country. But we believe we are bringing benefits to the public, he said.

He promised that Espiga d’Ouro would comply with good practices of hygiene and safety at work. The factory will employ 800 workers directly, in three shifts. When indirect employment is included, he added, Espiga d’Ouro will create 1,200 jobs.

Between them, Maputo city and province have a total population of about 3.5 million people, and Ahmade claims that this represents a daily demand for at least 5.25 million baguettes. Since Espiga d’Ouro cannot meet this demand on its own, Ahmade believes the bakery does not threaten to suffocate smaller bakeries.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK