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"We're Happy Importation Of Maize Meal Has Been Suspended" - Millers

Grain millers have welcomed the government’s decision to suspend the importation of maize meal to protect millers from unfair pricing by “opportunists.”

The suspension of the import permits would allow fair competition on the market, NewsDay reported quoting Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) chairperson, Tafadzwa Musarara.

Speaking at a meeting for the Northern Region members yesterday, Musarara said:

We are happy that the importation of maize meal has been suspended after the lapse of the open general licence. Our Millers have been facing challenges through unfair competition by opportunists.

Some of these opportunists have been buying maize grain through side marketing thereby prejudicing us.

Government will not issue permits for the importation of maize meal this time. But millers will be given permits through the association to import maize grain. This will help us to have fair pricing competition on the market. As millers, we will soon embark on a blitz to ensure that we stop any importation of flour or maize meal.

In May 2021, the government banned maize imports and suspended import licences for maize grain, maize meal and other maize products to support domestic farmers and millers.

In February 2022, the government reversed the ban and allowed individuals and companies with free funds to import and ensure regular supply for the milling industry and stockfeed manufacturers.

This was after surveys by the government and its partners, including the World Food Programme, had established that about 5.4 million (36%) of Zimbabweans are facing hunger in the current season.

Government critics say billions of dollars that were used in recent years allegedly to boost the agriculture sector were abused by political elites.

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11 Comments

CID 3 days ago

Nxaa vachizogona here ku supplier kwacho or kungotinyangadza


@ mtt 3 days ago

enda unotariswa pfungwa.uchiri kuona kuyenda wega.kubatsirana hama yangu.


anonymous 3 days ago

🤣🤣🤣 true that.

Doug 3 days ago

Grain millers should be milling any and all the grain they get, the more grain the better for their business. What type of millers are these who are happy that they now have less grain available? Does the country have sufficient grain and grain reserves for the millers to jail the decision? They do the milling and acquisition of grain should be left to non millers.


all 3 days ago

who is happy ?


Mr Green🌲 3 days ago

I forsee these bastards raising up the price of mealie meal


Johanna Chibadura wekwamarange 3 days ago

Isaiah and I will be there for the rest of the day before we leave for work tomorrow night but we are not going to be able to make exceptional food for the next few months as we have a hand in the secret in the house of the world to be able to come to the kingdom of the world to live in the house and we will not be Silent on earth for the rest of our lives


3 days ago

wtf ???

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juru chibadura 3 days ago

endai moopengera kwamakaroyerwa handiti maiuraya vanhu 2008 endaika ikoko


Asalif 2 days ago

it's a matter of months you will allow importation again since the rainfall pattern shows another dry spell which means we face a drought


Kanda 2 days ago

Saka ana Delta and other manufacturing companies vodii since GMB kusina chibagwe as a raw material for their products



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