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Ingwebu Breweries caught in the eye of a storm

by Mandla Ndlovu
20 Feb 2019 at 08:28hrs | Views
The Bulawayo Municipal Commercial Undertaking (BMCU)-run Ingwebu Breweries has been caught in a storm after failing to furnish its contractors who are running tenders of transporting the opaque beer with new rates.

One contractor who spoke to Bulawayo24 on condition of anonymity revealed that trouble started in January when President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced the new prices of fuel.

"Since the January fuel increase, Ingwebu Breweries has failed or neglected to furnish contractors with new rates. This has made it difficult for us to bill and invoice them" The contractor said.

"We have tried to engage everyone in management and it seems every day they create a new story. Its either they will be saying the issue is with the board members or the chairman is seized with the matter."

The contractor further revealed that Ingwebu is doing so because they have an upper hand in the situation knowing that it is not easy to get other contracts in the current economic environment.

"Even when you call them at times they do not pick up calls or they refer you to the next person and you are referred back where you started from.

"They have the upper hand because they know that contractors depend on them for their businesses to operate."

Recently Ingwebu Breweries called for all suppliers to submit fresh proof of registration with the Procurement Board.

In a press statement, the Brewery said all prospective suppliers who had responded to the previous adverts need to make fresh submissions again including proof of registration by Praz.

"Being guided by Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Asset Act (22;23), Ingwebu Breweries is inviting applications from current and prospective suppliers for consideration as approved suppliers for consideration as approved suppliers of goods and services," read the statement

Source - Byo24News