The government of Mozambique is still looking for solutions to re-launch sugar company Companhia Açucareira do Búzi (CB), in the district of the same name in the central province of Sofala, said the district’s permanent secretary, Fernando Félix.
The company, at a standstill for more than two decades, has completely abandoned sugar cane fields and the production plant is in an advanced state of disrepair.
Speaking to daily newspaper Notícias Félix noted the socio-economic importance of the company, which used to be the main source of employment in the district.
Notícias reported that given the advanced state of disrepair of the sugarcane processing plant it should be knocked down to make way for a new one, which has yet to happen.
There are four sugar factories in operation in Mozambique – Marromeu, Xinavane, Maragra and Mafambisse – and 25 producer associations and 486 independent producers. (macauhub/MZ)