Bulawayo City Council’s Ingwebu Breweries is setting up a plant to produce non-alcoholic sorghum beverage mahewu in a bid to diversify its income streams from its traditional beer offering, an official has said.
“We are working on setting up the plant, but I cannot give you much details,” Ingwebu general manager Prince Ndlovu said.
However, officials said the project would cost an estimated $500 000 and was set to be implemented this year.
The company recently announced a plan to expand its market base over the next 24 months after years of concentrating mainly on Bulawayo and its immediate environs.
It targets expansion into the Midlands, Matabeleland North and South provinces by mid-2014.
The brewery also has plans to revive its brewery in Hwange, which has been lying idle for the past few years.
Ingwebu has been in operation for 100 years.