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United Refineries Limited suspends operations due to water shortages

Falton Zveushe

BULAWAYO – United Refineries Limited (URL) says it has suspended operations owing to limited water supply, Business Mail can report.

The URL is one of the largest Bulawayo-based cooking oil manufacturers.

“We regret to inform our customers, suppliers and stakeholders that we have had limited water supplies to our factory for the last seven days and the situation has not improved,” URL said in a statement.

The city of Bulawayo continues to gradually increase water cuts amid decline in reservoir levels.

“As a result, we have had to temporarily suspend our factory operations as we await the situation to normalize.”

URL added that it will continue to engage BCC with regards returning the situation to normality.

“We are aware this is happening as we prepare for the festive season stocking programs and promotions.”

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