Articles tagged 'grain marketing board'

Finalise GMB restructuring' 4 December 2018 HARARE - The separation of the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) strategic grain reserve and commercial activities, which was announced four years ago, should be done before the beginning of 2019, Parliament has been told. Tafadzwa Musarara, the Grain Millers' Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) chairper...
Zim to build more silos 22 November 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwean government has plans to build 76 new grain silos across the country to cater for an anticipated increase in grain production. The country currently has 12 silos that are managed by the State-run Grain Marketing Board (GMB) and have a storage capacity of about 500 000 me...
GMB, ZimParks face uncertain future 8 November 2018 HARARE - The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) and the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) face an uncertain future due to heavy losses, the Daily News can report. An audit of State-owned enterprises by the Auditor-General (AG) revealed that the State granary risks bankruptcy...
EASTERN NEWS | Mutare losing 68pc water to burst pipes 25 October 2018 MUTARE - Mutare City Council (MCC) is losing 68 percent of its treated water through burst pipes, a senior council official has revealed. MCC director Engineering and Technical Services Maxwell Karenyi told a business community consultative meeting recently that it is only getting revenue from...
1,1m tonnes of maize delivered to GMB 17 October 2018 HARARE - Farmers have so far delivered 1,1 million tonnes of maize to the State granary since harvesting started in April. GMB general manager Rockie Mutenha, said the Grain Marketing Board shall be paying farmers one week after delivering their crop. In the past, the parastatal struggled t...
214 000 tonnes of maize delivered to GMB 18 July 2018 HARARE - Farmers have so far delivered 214 000 tonnes of maize to the state granary since harvesting started in April. Deputy Agriculture minister, Davison Marapira, said the Grain Marketing Board shall be paying farmers two weeks after delivering their crop. In the past, the parastatal str...
GMB aggressively pursues small grains 21 May 2018 HARARE - The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has ventured into selling of small grain in a bid to compete with other millers and deliver on its mandate in a financially sustainable manner that is less reliant on the fiscus. This comes as Cabinet recently approved GMB's request to have two separate...
GMB depots ready to receive grain 14 May 2018 HARARE - The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has said their depots are now ready to receive grain from farmers who need to sell their crops. This follows the start of the 2018/19 marketing season on April 1. “Farmers are encouraged to: deliver their maize and small grains directly to GMB depots...
Farmers urged to deliver maize to GMB 11 May 2018 HARARE - The 2018/19 maize marketing season kicked off on April 1, with the Grain Marketing Board urging farmers to deliver grain to all GMB depots that are ready to receive grain crops. The summer cropping season ended on March 31 and harvesting of the early-planted maize crop has already sta...
GMB bosses under fire over $70 000 package 14 March 2018 HARARE - Two Grain Marketing Board (GMB) board members are in the eye of a storm for demanding $70 000 from Treasury for the 18 months they took up management posts at the grain utility. GMB board chairperson Charles Chikaura and his deputy Basilio Sandamu told the parliamentary portfolio comm...
GMB refurbishes 10 silos countrywide 14 March 2018 HARARE - The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has said 10 out of 12 silos at the country's leading grain trade institution which had crumbled under years of neglect have now been refurbished. The national granary, which is owed $81 million by Treasury and posted a mortifying loss of over $208 milli...
Outrage at GMB's $208m loss 27 January 2018 HARARE - Government must get rid of the perennial loss-making Grain Marketing Board (GMB) because it was bleeding the fiscus, analysts said yesterday. This comes amid shocking revelations in Parliament on Tuesday that the crumbling State grain utility posted a mortifying loss of over $208 mill...
Industry calls for commodity exchange 24 January 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwe's business community has advised the government to resuscitate the country's commodity exchange in a bid to boost agricultural production. The country previously had a thriving commodity exchange, which was closed in 2001 when government gave the monopoly on corn and wheat tr...
GMB posts $208m net loss for 2017 24 January 2018 HARARE - State grain utility Grain Marketing Board (GMB) posted a net loss of $208 million last year that it attributed to the impact of a government-sponsored Command Agriculture that offered a maize subsidy. GMB general manager Rockie Mutenha told the parliamentary portfolio committee on Lan...
'GMB silos not yet full' 11 September 2017 HARARE - Despite government claims of a bumper harvest, the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) silos in various provinces are not yet full with the national granary still accepting grain from farmers. This comes amid claims by proponents of Command Agriculture and Presidential Input Scheme that GMB d...
'Farmers to deliver 1m tonnes of maize by Sept' 17 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean farmers are expected to deliver 1 million tonnes of maize to the State grain agency by September, Davis Marapira, deputy Agriculture minister responsible for cropping has said. Marapira said the government-run Grain Marketing Board (GMB), which in the past has struggled to ...
GMB thrown into quandary 5 July 2017 HARARE - The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has been thrown into a quandary, as its general manager Rockie Mutenha faces a lengthy medical layoff — barely two months after taking control of the strategic parastatal. While board chairman Charles Chikaura has briefly confirmed the ex-Agricultural M...
'15 parastatals face collapse' 27 June 2017 HARARE - The Auditor-General Midred Chiri (pictured)has warned about the ability of 15 State-owned enterprises to continue as a going concern. In her State Enterprises and Parastatals Report of 2016, the government auditor named Zesa Holdings (Zesa) and its subsidiaries; TelOne, Grain Marketin...
Zim imports maize to address deficit 12 December 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe has so far imported about 300 000 Metric Tonnes (MT) of maize as the country battles to plug a 2,5 million tonne cereal deficit, President Robert Mugabe said. Mugabe last week said of the total, 25 000MT had been imported by the private sector as local farmers have delivered ...
Farmers deliver 35 000mt of maize 13 June 2016 HARARE - The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has collected 35 000 metric tonnes (mt) of maize from local farmers as the country battles to plug a 2,5 million tonne cereal deficit, a Cabinet minister has said. Agriculture minister Joseph Made last week told the National Assembly that local farmers ...
Mpofu under fire 19 May 2016 BULAWAYO - Macro-economic Planning and Investment Promotion minister Obert Mpofu has come under fire after he lambasted the outspoken Ntabazinduna chief, Nhlanhla Ndiweni, for pushing for the closure of a Grain Marketing Board (GMB) depot. Chief Ndiweni argued that “locals are not benefiting a...
Govt must sort out GMB mess 15 February 2016 HARARE - The Grain Marketing Board is one of many State-run enterprises that are struggling to stay afloat owing to myriad of challenges that include poor corporate governance and the obtaining liquidity crunch. It is public knowledge that GMB has enjoyed monopoly in the grain sector for years...
We need gamatox to kill weevils: GMB 8 July 2015 HARARE - The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) could be forced to write off huge quantities of maize if government continues to deprive the parastatal of resources to manage the strategic grain reserve, a top official has said. Joe Muzurura, GMB finance and administration deputy general manager, tol...
GMB workers besiege premises 19 February 2015 HARARE - Employers of the cash-strapped Grain Marketing Board (GMB) yesterday besieged the parastatal's offices in Harare demanding payment of $11 million dollars in salary and allowance arrears. The workers who said they have not been receiving their salaries for six months gathered at the GM...
Millers seek reprieve 26 August 2014 HARARE - Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has filed an urgent chamber application seeking to temporarily stop government from enforcing its controversial directive that maize be sold at $390 per tonne. The High Court chamber application comes hard on the heels of a constitutional a...