Alpha Omega to double milk output

via Alpha Omega to double milk output | The Herald August 16, 2014 by Peter Matambanadzo

The First Family’s dairy project, Alpha Omega Dairy (Pvt) Limited, is set to double its production capacity from 22 000 litres of milk per day to 55 000 litres after the acquisition of a state-of-the-art milking plant and packing equipment for the Mazowe farm.
Addressing women from liberation movements from the Sadc region during a tour of the plant yesterday, Alpha Omega group general manager Mr Stanley Nhari said this was part of the company’s expansion drive.

The women were in Zimbabwe to attend the 6th Zanu-PF Women’s League conference which was officially closed by President Mugabe in Harare yesterday.
“By end of this month, we expect to double our milk production,” said Mr Nhari.

“Currently, we are milking 64 cows in less than 10 minutes and we have acquired equipment which can milk 2 500 animals in less than an hour.”
Mr Nhari said the dairy company, a subsidiary of Gushungo Holdings, also acquired state-of-the-art ice cream-making equipment which would be used to make ice cream and chocolates.

“We acquired a UHT processing plant and packing equipment and an ice cream plant,” he said.
“We have imported these from various European countries and the equipment is currently at the Durban port.”

Although Mr Nhari could not give the cost of the equipment for strategic reasons, he said the UHT plant would be used to produce pasturised milk, while the ice cream plant would be used to manufacture sandwich ice cream, the first of its kind in the region.

Mr Nhari said Alpha Omega was also breeding its herd of cattle.
The women also toured the Amai Grace Mugabe Children’s Home and school in Mazowe.

In an interview after the tour, Malawi Congress Party publicity secretary Dr Jessie Kabwila, who spoke on behalf of the group, commended Amai Mugabe for being selfless and for her dedication to caring for the less-privileged.

“I am very impressed by what I have seen here,” she said.
“But what I have liked mostly is not just the conceptualisation of trying to help those who are not privileged, but the fact that it is built around education.
“It is built around a home.

“What I have seen are children for whom somebody is making the effort to feel at home and that they have not been forgotten,” she said.
Dr Kabwila praised Amai Mugabe for establishing the children’s home.

“This concept should be marketed continent-wide and worldwide,” she said.
The other women on the tour were from Namibia’s South West Africa People’s Organisation, Tanzania’s Chama Cha Mapinduzi, Zambia’s United National Independent Party, Botswana’s Democratic Party and MPLA of Angola.


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    For “strategic reasons,” Mugabe cannot reveal the cost of the milking equipment because when the people find out how much he is spending on himself to make more money they will revolt.

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    Doris 7 years ago

    I refuse to buy the stuff. It pigging expensive anyway and besides that it would probably choke me.

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    Petal 7 years ago

    Alpha Means beginning Omega means the End. In the bible Jesus says i am the Alpha and Omega????? is the geriatric saying that he is the beginning and the end???

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    John Thomas 7 years ago

    With this families admiration of the Chinese I would take care lest there be melamine in the product.

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    Mlimo 7 years ago

    European countries again propping up an illicit regime and worse still propping up graceless mugabe. absolutely shameful. Its like selling guns to 12 year olds.

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    kutongwa nonjazi 7 years ago

    Indeed help me to know the products of any Zanu Pf company. I for one detest all products of murders

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    kutongwa nonjazi 7 years ago

    Indeed help me to know the products of any Zanu Pf company. I for one detest all products of murderes

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    Ruramai 7 years ago

    The thing is, it is very easy to double, triple or whatever when you do not pay for any of the inputs. The plant and equipment was paid from the reserve bank and some of the workers are on the ARDA pay role. I for one do not buy Alpha and Omega products. I am surprised people buy them.

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    damba 7 years ago

    But is the company doubling up production of milk by better milking equipment without more mombes??

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    Parangeta 7 years ago

    Let’s forget the “Alpha”,
    let’s hope and pray for
    “Nyasa Nyoka’s” Omega soon!