Zimbabwe is facing logistical challenges in transporting its wheat imports after the port of Beira in neighboring Mozambique which was affected by tropical cyclone Idai.
Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe chairperson Tafadzwa Musarara told journalists that the port was currently inaccessible but added that Zimbabwean millers were using alternative routes to move the wheat into the country and prevent shortages on the market, state news agency New Ziana reported. Musarara said the current wheat they are receiving is wet.
He said they were now working on having a ship dock in Maputo so that the wheat can be transported from there into the country. Musarara said the cyclone induced logistical challenges have worsened the problem as Zimbabwe was already facing wheat shortages due to foreign currency shortages.