Government announces plans to capacitate small scale bakeries

Government has announced plans to assist in capacitating small scale   bakeries    across the country, in a move that is expected to ensure that the price of bread is affordable to consumers. 

This comes in the wake of the recent hike in the price of a loaf of bread by 75 percent.

As part of measures to ensure that the price of the basic commodity is stabilised and competition is increased in the sector government will   identify small scale bakeries that can be assisted to boost production said Industry and Commerce Minister Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu.

He said the move is expected to address the transport factor that has   been cited by large scale bakeries dominating the bread market, as pushing the price increases.