Masunda Scores No. 1, Claims No. 1 in Global Sugar Industry

ZIMBABWE Sugar Association President Muchadeyi Ashton Masunda has become the first Zimbabwean to be elected Vice President of the International Sugar Organization (ISO).

Masunda, who is also chairman of the editorial advisory board of Alpha Media Holdings, said he was touched by the elevation.

“I am honored and happy to accept the elevation to dizzying heights of representing my beloved country at this kind of level,” Masunda said in an email to ISO Executive Director Jose Orive.

“The award is a glowing and lasting tribute to all the enterprising men and women who have done all the heavy lifting tirelessly in the Lowveld over the years in order to get the sugar industry in Zimbabwe off the ground and put it on the map. of the world as a net exporter of raw sugar to the Sadc region, East and Central Africa and the United States of America.

Since the establishment of the sugar industry in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Zimbabwe had served only on the ISO administrative committee.

ISO is headquartered in London and has 87 member countries.

Its Annual General Meeting in Fiji ended yesterday.

Masunda also served as mayor of Harare from 2008 to 2013.

During the period 2010-2013, he was co-president of United Cities and Local Governments, among other achievements.

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Rachel J. Bradford