Delta Corporation is investing over US$260 000 for the upgrade of a road junction that links Fairbridge Chibuku Super Plant with the major Harare-Bulawayo highway as part of its corporate social responsibility.
Corporate affairs executive, Patricia Murambinda said the funds will help in the upgrading of the road as there are many vehicles using it.
“The fund will be used to upgrade the Harare to Bulawayo highway as the road has given a rise in increase of volume of traffic to and from the plant particularly the heavy vehicles that ferry raw materials and finished products. It became necessary to improve the safety of traffic entering the highway or maneuvering from the highway into the premises.
“This project fits well into Delta’s integrated and sustainable development framework which was part of the Brewery redevelopment in 2015/16 as the company invested in an effluent line to service the Umguza communities, the Fairbridge Police Camp and the Brewery at a cost of $2,7million. The water line supplying the Umguza community from Bulawayo City was also upgraded,” said Murambinda in a statement.
The Ministry of Roads, Traffic Safety Board, Ministry of Local Government, Umguza RDC, the District Administrator (DA)’s office, the Provincial Administrator (PA)’s office, Minister of State Matabeleland North, Zinara and other stakeholders are supporting the programme.
Delta Corporation is a significant contributor to the Zimbabwean economy and provides employment to over 4 000 people across the country.
The firm’s operations support livelihoods through the upstream and downstream value chains, inputs-sourcing partnerships as well as through distribution and retailing of beverages.local