GMAZ to assess drought situation

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GMAZ spokesperson Garikai Chaunza
GMAZ spokesperson Garikai Chaunza

By Farai Matiashe

Grain Millers’ Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) will soon assess the drought situation in the country.

In a statement yesterday, GMAZ spokesperson Garikai Chaunza said they wanted to come up with a two-year plan after hearing from stakeholders.

“We will also be hearing from other key stakeholders’ perspectives . . . (to) help us come up with a 24-months document plan on how to procure grain locally and internationally,” he said.

“The plan document . . . is going to be submitted to our line ministry, which will guide us on how to move forward.”

The sector’s key stakeholders attending the meeting include the National Bakers’ Association of Zimbabwe, National Railways of Zimbabwe, Consumer Council of Zimbabwe, Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers, Manica Zimbabwe (Ltd), Meteorological Services Department of Zimbabwe and Holbuld Limited.