Zimbabwe. Wheat Supply Remains Critical

17.10.2018

Zimbabwe's wheat supplies remain critical due to logistical challenges arising from failure by the National Railway of Zimbabwe to speedily move the grain from Beira, Mozambique.

The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe said nearly 180 wagons were stuck in Beira, blaming the NRZ for the slow movement of the commodity.

NRZ, however, said the delay in the movement of wheat was beyond the company control.

Zimbabwe is faced with inconsistent supplies of bread as flour millers have cut on production due to wheat shortages.

This has seen some unscrupulous retailers taking advantage of the situation by raising bread prices by as much as 50 percent

The GMAZ has since appealed for intervention from the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development to facilitate the speedy delivery of the commodity.

"We are humbly requesting your esteemed office to intervene and cause the NRZ to, in the interest of national food security, deliver 50 wagons a day without fail," said GMAZ general manager Lynette Veremu in a letter dated October 15, 2018.

 

allafrica.com

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