The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has started rationing flour to ensure that supplies are used in the production of bread to prevent any potential shortages. GMAZ has for the next two weeks suspended the supply of flour for the baking of biscuits and confectionaries. Last month, GMAZ warned that the wheat levels have fallen to their lowest since 2005 due to the fact that the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has not been allocating foreign currency for the payment of the wheat. In a letter sent to millers, GMAZ chairman Tafadzwa Musarara
It was in the nation’s best food security interest that bread supplies improve nationwide for the benefit of all households. In view of the foregoing, you are, therefore strongly advised that with immediate effect…For the next 14 days, suspend flour supplies to biscuit and confectionary baking entities and prioritise Lobels, Baker Inn, Proton, Natbake, Oceans Bakery, Central Millers and Bakery and Major in-store bakeries (Spar, TM, PicknPay, OK,)…This low supply predicament is being aggravated by some flour supplies allocated to biscuit and confectionary baking which are of lesser importance.