Articles tagged 'grain millers association of zimbabwe'

'Farmers owe banks $500 million' 6 December 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's banks and private players are owed over half a billion dollars by farmers due to inputs abuse, side marketing and poor yields, an official has said. Tafadzwa Musarara, the Grain Millers' Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) chairperson, told members of Parliament that the impleme...
Millers mull dumping local manufacturers 19 November 2018 HARARE - Millers are considering dumping local producers of packaging material in favour of foreign manufacturers, after the indigenous players significantly increased their prices, with some demanding payment in US dollars. In a statement, the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ), sai...
NRZ, millers in blame game 10 November 2018 HARARE - Millers and officials at the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) are pointing fingers at each other over the inordinate delays in transporting wheat into the country to avert shortages of bread. While millers, through the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ), have secured enou...
Millers, manufacturers engage over new prices 8 November 2018 HARARE - Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (Gmaz) has given producers of packaging materials up to the end of the week to come up with a reasonable pricing that will be fair to both consumers and suppliers. A surge in the price of packaging materials saw an increase in the prices of maiz...
GMAZ holds emergency meeting 7 November 2018 HARARE - The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) will today hold an emergency meeting to deliberate on maize meal pricing and consider the impact of the lifting of Statutory Instrument (SI) 122 on the industry. This comes after manufacturers of packaging material increased their price...
Maize meal price to rise 6 November 2018 HARARE - The price of maize meal is set to go up after manufacturers of packaging material raised the cost of their material by over 500 percent. Industry sources told the Daily News yesterday that millers may also be forced to sell the product in greenbacks because the manufacturers of packag...
Increase in input costs reason behind bread price hike: Bakers 5 November 2018 HARARE - Bakers say they have been forced to increase the price of bread due to a five-fold rise in input costs. The price of bread rose marginally to $1,40 from $1,10 last week, after government committed to avail to the bakery industry at least 80 percent of its monthly foreign currency requ...
Bread remains at $1,10 28 October 2018 HARARE - Government's call for bread retailers to revert to the old price of $1,10 for a loaf from the $2,10 as announced by Lobels on Friday was heeded by most retailers, although with alarming consequences. Industry and Commerce minister Mangaliso Ndlovu on Friday night ordered bakeries to r...
GMAZ applies for import subsidy 4 October 2018 BULAWAYO - The Grain Millers Association (GMAZ) has embarked on an urgent move to ensure the price of bread comes down to $1 after they applied for a $50 per tonne wheat import subsidy. The price of bread recently went up to $1,10 as the supply of wheat went down, coupled with high operational...
Bread price to go up again 26 September 2018 HARARE - The price of bread is set to increase for the second time within a month owing to exorbitant production costs, the National Bakers Association of Zimbabwe (NBAZ) has revealed. NBAZ president Ngoni Mazango told the Daily News that his association is engaging with stakeholders to delibe...
GMAZ hands over 30t of food stuffs to cholera victims 21 September 2018 HARARE - The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) yesterday donated 30 tonnes of assorted food stuffs to people affected by cholera. The donation consisted 10 tonnes of mealie-meal, five tonnes of rice and 5 000 loaves of bread. The food stuffs were collected from Blue Ribbon, Natio...
Grain millers struggle to repay debt 18 September 2018 HARARE - Already feeling the pinch from slowing economic growth, the grain milling industry is  finding it increasingly hard to get hold of foreign currency due to central bank restrictions and may struggle to repay their debts to wheat, rice and salt foreign suppliers. The grain milling indus...
Bread price goes up 15 September 2018 HARARE - The price of bread is going up by 10 percent with effect from today due to an increase in the price of wheat — a key raw material in the manufacture of bread. This comes at a time when millers are frantically making logistical arrangements to bring in a consignment of wheat which had ...
Milling companies suspend operations 14 September 2018 HARARE - At least six milling companies have suspended operations following government's failure to timeously pay for wheat currently held up in Mozambique, adversely affecting bread production in the country, Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) chairperson Tafadzwa Musarara has said. ...
Bread shortages hit Zimbabwe 13 September 2018 HARARE - Bread supplies have declined drastically — giving rise to shortages — as bakers grapple with bottlenecks in the availability of flour. A survey by the Daily News yesterday showed that some retail outlets were running out of bread, as volumes have significantly dwindled. This follow...
Bread shortage looms in Zim 6 September 2018 HARARE - As the country's economy continues to tank under the weight of myriad challenges, millers are now also warning of imminent bread shortages — unless the government urgently releases foreign currency for wheat imports which are currently being held up in Beira, Mozambique awaiting payment....
Zim to import 200 000t of wheat from Canada 28 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe will import about 200 000 tonnes of wheat this year from Canada to cover a deficit, following lower plantings due to lack of finance and shortages of fertiliser and electricity. This comes in the wake of a trip by a Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe team to Toronto two we...
Lifeline for bread industry 15 January 2018 HARARE - The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has secured a $5 million loan facility targeted at resuscitating the depressed bread-making industry. Tafadzwa Musarara, the association’s chairperson, told the Daily News that the bailout package will capacitate players — wheat farmers...
Agriculture runs $120m budget deficit 1 September 2017 HARARE - Although Zimbabwe experienced improved harvest due to Command Agriculture, estimates suggest that government budget deficit will increase by nearly $120m this year due to a maize subsidy. At least 45 000 farmers have registered for maize and soya bean production under Command Agricult...
Parirenyatwa, millers agree 22 July 2017 HARARE - Health minister David Parirenyatwa, millers and industry leaders met this week and resolved to proceed “amicably” with the contentious food fortification exercise. The millers — through the Tafadzwa Musarara-led Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) — have been pleading for a m...
Millers want food fortification deferred 6 July 2017 HARARE - Grain millers have appealed to Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa to intervene and defer the implementation of the mandatory food fortification programme indefinitely. Government has decreed through Statutory Instrument 120 of 2016 that the public health intervention should have started...
Millers, govt clash over food fortification 29 May 2017 HARARE - The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has called on the Health ministry to halt with immediate effect the mandatory food fortification programme due to liquidity challenges, warning the move will “result in serious maize, flour and bread shortages.” Zimbabwe's food fortific...
Metbank clinches $8m silo deal 31 March 2017 HARARE - The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has appointed Metbank as its financial advisor on the $8 million deal aimed at refurbishing the country’s granaries. This also comes as the locally-owned bank has successfully arranged a $20 million facility to capacitate Windmill Ferti...
Flour imports hurt local producers 22 November 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s government is under pressure to halt flour importations from Asia since they are hurting wheat farmers and local production of the commodity. This also comes as the National Bakers Association of Zimbabwe (NBAZ) has come under fire for allegedly supporting ex...
Private sector supports contract farming 9 September 2016 HARARE - Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (Gmaz) and the Grain and Oilseeds Traders Association of Zimbabwe (Gotaz) are set to engage contract farmers to cultivate 100 000 Hacters (ha) of soya beans and maize during the 2017 farming season to plug local deficit, it has emerged. In a state...