The Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR) has called on the cooking oil producers to increase production because there is a shortage of cooking oil. The CZR warned the producers that it may be forced to seek permission to import the cooking oil if the shortages are not covered.
CZR chairperson, Denford Mutashu, said:
Right now there is a shortage of cooking oil and it’s glaring. We continue urging processors to step up their game because we might end up asking the government to give us import permits to fill the gap. Our members have been knocking on our doors asking us to do something.
Last month, the Oil Expressers Association of Zimbabwe (OEAZ) released a statement in which they claimed that they were struggling to import raw materials due to reduced foreign currency allocations from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.