United Refineries has suspended operations at its plant in Bulawayo due to acute water shortages being experienced in the city.
In a statement on Tuesday, the company said it has temporarily ceased operations at its factory until the water situation is rectified. The company said:
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We regret to inform our customers, suppliers and stakeholders that we have had limited water supplies to our factory for the last 7 days and the situation has not improved.
As a result, we have had to temporarily suspend our factory operations as we await the situation to normalize.
We continue to engage Bulawayo City Council with regard to returning the situation to normality.
We are aware this is happening as we prepare for the festive season stocking programmes and promotions.
URL is a personal care and agro-commodities manufacturer located in Bulawayo. The company manufactures Roil Cooking Oil, Sunshine Cooking Oil, Image Family Bath Soap, Vogue Beauty Soap, Star Laundry Bar and Roil Mayonnaise.