The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has assured the nation that there will be an adequate supply of bread following the release of US$7 million by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe for the payment of 19 000 metric tonnes of wheat bonded in Beira.
According to GMAZ Chairman Tafadzwa Musarara, the wheat will cover the national flour requirements for the next two and a half weeks.
“The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ), is pleased to announce that the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, has released US$7 million for the payment of 19 000 metric tonnes of wheat bonded in Beira.
“The 19 000 metric tonnes of wheat will cover the national flour requirements for the next two and a half weeks and the National Railways of Zimbabwe is in the process of loading the paid consignment which will start trickling into the country next week.
“The situation is expected to improve the supply of flour starting next week,” he said.
Musarara added that “We also have another consignment of 60 000 metric tonnes of cereal in Mozambique whose payment we are negotiating with the central bank to settle so that the country does not run out of wheat.
Meanwhile, GMAZ is one of the gold sponsors at the Zimbabwe Agriculture Media Awards to be held this Friday night at the Zimbabwe Agricultural Society.