Vice President Kembo Mohadi said the government is focusing on the establishment of “community bakeries” across the country to make bread affordable while at the same time economically empowering community members.
Speaking at the launch of the Community Resilience Bakeries Programme at Waterfalls Incubation Centre on Thursday, Mohadi said:
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… the Government has embarked on a national programme of supporting the establishment of community-based bakeries, which offer affordable bread to our communities.
Not only are these bakeries closer to our people, they are run by community members, who will also generate income from these projects.
The launch comes at a time when established bakeries have hiked the retail price of bread from about $14 to around $18 per standard loaf.
Also present at the launch were Minister Monica Mutsvangwa, in her capacity as acting Minister of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development, provincial affairs ministers and ZANU PF Politburo members.