Families in Manicaland over the past few days had the privilege to buy the first subsidised Silo products under the government scheme of subsidised basic commodities where a 10kg bag of mealie meal reportedly costs $46 while a 2-litre cooking oil bottle costs $40.
GMB Eastern Region Acting Regional Manager, Rabson Nyan’ara spoke at the launch of the scheme and said the products will be available nationwide at GMB and Silo shops:
Silo products will now be available at all GMB depots and silo shops which were opened to ensure a wider reach of the company’s products. The products are being sold by the manufacturer to the consumer in order to do away with middlemen who put high mark ups that disadvantage the citizens.
The Silo products scheme is one of the schemes the govt has rolled out after the ZUPCO transportation scheme.