Zimra to Operate Special Routes to Fast-Track Grain Clearance


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Zimbabwe’s Industry minister Sithembiso Nyoni says the country’s revenue collector, the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority, was committed to operating special routes to fast-track the clearance of imported maize at the various ports of exit and entry amid the grain shortage.

Addressing a media conference in the capital this Tuesday, Nyoni said her ministry had an opportunity to meet the major wholesalers and retailers to find lasting solutions to avert the shortage of basic commodities, particularly roller meal.

“The ministry will continue to monitor the supply situation and appraise the nation accordingly. Let me applaud the local industry, both the manufacturers and the retailers for their continued support to Government policies to ensure consistent availability of basic commodities on the market.

The ministry of Industry also held robust engagements with key stakeholders, including various government agencies and the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe to deliberate on the maize supply situation.

“The responsibility of the ministry is to monitor the supply of goods in the market and in the past few days, there has been a shortage of mealie meal meaning because of that we are meeting all stakeholders so that we prevent a catastrophe.

“The Ministry of Industry and Commerce therefore wishes to advise the nation that grain millers have committed to supply the country with adequate maize meal through the various distribution outlets, including the formal retailers. In addition, the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has also committed to avail and distribute maize to the millers through its various depots countrywide,” Nyoni said

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