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Varun Beverages To Expand Operations To Rural Areas

Varun Beverages To Expand Operations To Rural Areas

Beverages manufacturer, Varun Beverages plans to expand operations in rural Zimbabwe where it will set up solar-powered outlets.

This was revealed by Varun ZimbabweÔÇÖs chief executive, Vijay Kumar Bahl while speaking at the Zimbabwe-Rwanda Investment Conference last week. He said:

Varun beverages has plans to set up outlets in rural Zimbabwe with solar panels fixed on them.

These outlets will be distributed free of cost to the poor families to create employment in rural Zimbabwe.

This will be done besides the distribution of additional 1 500 pushcarts by Pepsi, Varun Beverages in the year 2022.

Varun Beverages has already invested over US$85 million in Zimbabwe.

In October last year, the company commissioned a US$12 million water bottling plant at its Harare operation.

Varun Beverages is one of the fastest-growing beverage companies in Zimbabwe since its launch in 2018.

Its Pepsico franchise in Zimbabwe produces a range of products that include Pepsi, Mirinda, Mountain Dew, 7Up and Aquaclear.

More: The Herald


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8 Comments

Charamba 1 month ago

NHM


acids 1 month ago

munoda kutikuvadza nemaAcids


fegy 3 weeks ago

imwai maAcids mdhara,its a better beverages with fructose than kabeer kaye kamunonwa kuZengeza kaye

urip tikupe maAcids case reMirinda

gogo 1 month ago

So now back to the story. So 2 zimbabweans Professsor Kingston Kajese and Paul Chimbodza get a lithium claim . They inturn sell 87% of the claim to an Australian company ( prospect resources). So far no mining is done .
The Australian company then sells the lithium mine to a Chinese firm .
The Chinese mine huayou pays $422 million for the mine. Of the $422 million $388 goes to the Australian mine and $44 million shared between chimbodza and kajese. The president approves the deal.
In one move zimbabwe has just sold one of the most strategic mineral to the Chinese with no gain for the country ( Australia gains $388 million while 2 zimbos get $44 million).
Now here is why as a country we are ****. The future is electric cars and solar energy both which require lithium.
The price of lithium is now $17 000usd per tonne .
The Chinese mine has said it intends to mine 2.4 million tonnes a year . This translates to $4.1billion usd a year or $342 million usd a month .
Remember they bought the mine for $422 million. Within 1 month the Chinese would have returned what they paid .
So why did our government allow such a **** deal when in Zimbabwe we have to import lithium batteries from South Africa?.
Why could our government not see the same potential the Chinese saw .
Instead we could have easily partnered with Tesla to mine the lithium and manufacture lithium batteries in Zimbabwe while partnering local companies such as exide.
Kajese and zimbodza are the only 2 zimbabweans to benefit from this .
Most of the employment generated will go to Chinese nationals . We will be left only with a destroyed and polluted environment.
How can we be so **** as a nation .
How could the presidentSo now back to the story. So 2 zimbabweans Professsor Kingston Kajese and Paul Chimbodza get a lithium claim . They inturn sell 87% of the claim to an Australian company ( prospect resources). So far no mining is done .
The Australian company then sells the lithium mine to a Chinese firm .
The Chinese mine huayou pays $422 million for the mine. Of the $422 million $388 goes to the Australian mine and $44 million shared between chimbodza and kajese. The president approves the deal.
In one move zimbabwe has just sold one of the most strategic mineral to the Chinese with no gain for the country ( Australia gains $388 million while 2 zimbos get $44 million).
Now here is why as a country we are ****. The future is electric cars and solar energy both which require lithium.
The price of lithium is now $17 000usd per tonne .
The Chinese mine has said it intends to mine 2.4 million tonnes a year . This translates to $4.1billion usd a year or $342 million usd a month .
Remember they bought the mine for $422 million. Within 1 month the Chinese would have returned what they paid .
So why did our government allow such a **** deal when in Zimbabwe we have to import lithium batteries from South Africa?.
Why could our government not see the same potential the Chinese saw .
Instead we could have easily partnered with Tesla to mine the lithium and manufacture lithium batteries in Zimbabwe while partnering local companies such as exide.
Kajese and zimbodza are the only 2 zimbabweans to benefit from this .
Most of the employment generated will go to Chinese nationals . We will be left only with a destroyed and polluted environment.
How can we be so **** as a nation. On this sad developments is tikutemeswa misoro neUkraine uye Russia vamwe vana vachidhiritsa nyika vachiomora zvavo. We are really misdirected and converted.


Jah­čç┐­čç╝Tsvarie-07 1┬ámonth ago

its a gud idea but not safe coz robberies these days, if they are robbing the city centre, wat of rural...


dev 1 month ago

u need to have good security at least

this point cant crush the fact that robbers pounce on security guarded premises

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inini 1 month ago

huyai sure motanga kupa inini


rey 1 month ago

mukupinda neip mdhara parural area apooo


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