|Rufaro Marketing offers beerhalls to retrenchees|
|Sunday, 15 July 2012 00:07|
The financially troubled Rufaro Marketing (Private) Limited is offering some of its beer outlets to its former employees, who are using the outlets for free, as part of its retrenchment package.
“We are assisting those who want to take over the running of the outlets and soon we will be conducting training programmes for the new owners,” he said. Mr Mutiwadirwa said the number of years that one will get to use the facilities for free is arrived at by dividing the cash payout one is entitled to with the average monthly rentals the company charges for its beer outlets.
“Some of the former workers are going to operate at those outlets for four years without paying rent. It all depends on the number of years the employee has served in the company,” he said, adding that the new owners have an option to continue with operations after the rent-free era.
“I have been in this industry for 20 years and the only difference now is that I am no longer working for the company but myself. I will use all my knowledge to make the business a big success . . . This is empowerment at its best,” he said.
Rufaro Marketing is on a resuscitation drive that earlier this year saw the company agreeing to lease 86 beer outlets to companies such as TN Holdings, Delta and PSMI. The company expects the initiative to generate at least $4 million annually.