The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has secured enough wheat for the festive season and has started moving the cereal into the country from neighbouring Mozambique.
GMAZ recently acquired 30 000 tonnes of wheat from international markets and the first consignment arrived at Forbes Border Post from Beira over the weekend.
The association’s chairman Tafadzwa Musarara (pictured) said delays in transporting wheat from Beira had contributed to the shortages of bread and flour in the country.
He said GMAZ dispatched 200 trucks to ferry wheat from Beira to Harare.
“NRZ is battling to move the shipment from the port to Zimbabwe,” he said.
“They are moving 15 to 20 wagons a day against a requirement of 60 wagons a day for us to normalise the flour and bread situation in Zimbabwe.
“We do not blame NRZ, but we feel the smooth flow of wheat imports is being affected. We are now sending 200 trucks and we will be having another 400 so that enough wheat flows into the country to take care of demand for the festive season.” – | UkrAgroConsult