GHANA – African economies should pursue value addition in their quest to industrialise, as the imperative would create the needed employment and improve the people’s living standards, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.
SOUTH AFRICA – Coca-Cola African unit has appointed Roger Gauntlett to become its new General Manager (GM) for its South African operations, replacing Luigi Panaino, who left the company after 20 years of Coca-Cola system experience.
NIGERIA – Chellarams Plc, a diversified dairy and industrial chemical manufacturer and distributor announced on Thursday it had entered into a new strategic joint-venture agreement with its long-time business partner, German-based dairy producer, DMK Limited.
SOUTH AFRICA – The Minister of Economic Development has announced that an agreement has been reached with The Coca-Cola Company on a package of conditions as the creation of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa proceeds to the next stage.
ZAMBIA – The Poultry Association of Zambia has urged stock feed processors to provide a relief to the poultry industry through reduction in prices of stock feed following a bumper harvest recorded on soybeans and maize.
NIGERIA – Chi Limited has added to its stable the Gogurt pack, under the Hollandia Yoghurt brand, as it strives to keep to its brand promise of “Nourishing Goodness for Every Moment.”
ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia is developing its investment in dairy production and export market to increase foreign currency earnings.
ZAMBIA – Minister of Finance Felix Mutati yesterday assured traders and buyers of grain that Zambia will no longer impose export bans and permits will be simplified to promote trade in the region.
ZAMBIA – Zambia Agricultural Commodity Exchange (ZAMACE) says there is need to strengthen food trade linkages between surplus and deficit countries if Africa is to address food shortages through intra-regional trade facilitation, reports Daily Mail
NIGERIA – FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC, makers of Peak, Three Crowns and Friso brands of milk and the pioneer milk manufacturer in Nigeria, has commissioned a fifth milk collection facility for its Dairy Development Programme (DDP) in Saki, Oyo State.