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Ferry Your Own Maize, Zim Millers Ordered

Zimbabwe's Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has ordered all millers in that country to organise their own transport to collect maize from Zambia in an effort to avert imminent starvation. According to the Zimbabwe Guardian of yesterday, in an effort to speed up the process, the ruling ZANU PF had dispatched youths to Lusaka to help in the loading of the maize onto Zimbabwe-bound trucks. Most parts of Zimbabwe have run out of maize stocks, with the little available stocks being sold on the black market. According to the paper, in Bulawayo, a 10-kilogramme bag of maize was now fetching Z$200 million instead of the stipulated Z$10 million. Zimbabwe's Minister of Agriculture, Rugare Gumbo confirmed the government had dispatched manpower to Zambia to help quicken the delivery of maize….(read more)