Articles tagged 'tafadzwa musarara'

'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...
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...
Musarara bags Industrialist award 26 November 2018 HARARE - Grain Millers Association (GMAZ) of Zimbabwe chairperson Tafadzwa Musarara is this year's winner of the Megafest Industrialist Award. Accepting the award in Harare last week, the GMAZ boss said he wanted to dedicate this award to all service delivery vans that go around to make sure t...
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...
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...
The dearth of Willowvale industries 14 October 2018 HARARE - Old rugged buildings with crumbling walls, surrounded by auburn tall dried grass, are all that remains of the once vibrant Olivine Willowvale Industries. Dilapidated train wagons are symbolic of the unproductiveness and recession the country has faced in the last two decades. Silos...
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....
Court to rule on hijacking of Musarara truck 13 July 2018 HARARE - The Bindura Magistrates’ Court will give its verdict on four Zanu PF activists facing charges of  hijacking a delivery truck in Concession carrying Harare businessman Tafadzwa Musarara’s campaign material ahead of the Zanu PF primary elections. Bindura magistrate Vongai Muchuchutu is ...
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...
ED neck tie auctioned for $15 000 16 March 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's neck tie was yesterday auctioned for a staggering $15 000 at the on-going CEOs Africa Round  Table (Cart) conference in Victoria Falls. After letting go of the tie, which he came putting on from Harare, Mnangagwa was offered an American flag designed rep...
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...
Ruvheneko settles with Musarara 17 December 2017 HARARE - Radio personality and talkshow host Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa has settled with Harare businessman Tafadzwa Musarara over her claims that the latter had "barged" into a May 2016 programme, and in which she was interviewing social activist Evan Mawarire. The truce brings to an end an 18-mo...
Millers hail Chinamasa 11 December 2016 HARARE - The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (Gmaz) has hailed Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa's move to remove wheat flour from the Open General Import Licence (OGIL), saying it will help local companies grow. In a statement released on Friday, Gmaz chairperson, Tafadzwa Musarara, sa...