“Maize Is Now A National Security Threat”: GMAZ
11 May 2020
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By A Correspondent- The President of the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe, Mr Tafadzwa Musarara has said that maize stocks in the country remain at stressed levels.

Musarara said in a recent interview during which he indicated that country needs to adopt drought-busting measures to address the current food shortages.

Said Musarara:

Stocks remain below requirement, but not very critical. I am unable to mention figures at the moment since it’s a national security issue.

Following the government dispensation we got in December 2019, we have imported more than 150 000 metric tonnes. To date, we have in hold 40 000 metric tonnes. This importation programme complements government maize imports.

Musarara also indicated that the price moratorium which was announced by Vice President Kembo Mohadi ends at the end of this month.

The government had directed businesses and millers to price their commodities using the 25 March 2020 prices in a bid to cushion members of the public from the effects of the coronavirus-induced lockdown.-newsday