Build quality structures, Kachali urge
VICE President Khumbo Kachali has appealed to businesses to construct buildings that are of high standard and quality to improve the face of the country’s cities and towns.
Kachali made the appeal in Mzuzu on Monday when he presided over the official opening of a K300 million soap manufacturing plant by the Pan African Investments Limited (Pail), a subsidiary of Bakhresa Grain and Milling (Malawi) Limited.
“Government will continue to develop the private sector in order to enhance its potential to drive and increase economic growth, creation of employment and generation of income generation and foreign exchange,” said Kachali. He added that ‘government remains committed to addressing major challenges in the business sector in the country.
Bakhresa Grain and Milling (Malawi) Limited Chief Executive Officer Mahesh Josyabh artla said that the construction of the K300 million soap making plant, which has an expected daily
production capacity of 50 metric torures, was due to the increased demand for the product in the city.
“Pan African Investments Limited is offering direct employment to around 35 people here in Mzuzu and indirectly to hundreds in the value chain in the first six months of its operation” he said.
Pail was incorporated as a limited company in March 2011 and took over the Azilm green washing soap manufacturing operations situated in Limbe from Bakhresa Grain and Milling in July 2011.
The company exports about 20% profits flour to Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe.