Govt To Import 700 000 Tonnes Of Grain – VP Mohadi

Vice President Kembo Mohadi said that the government intends to import 800 000 tonnes of grain to avert starvation as the country currently has a huge deficit.

Mohadi told a ZANU PF rally at Stanley Square in Bulawayo on Sunday that Zimbabwe requires at least 2 million tonnes of grain including reserves for human consumption. He said:

For now, we only got 700 000 tonnes of grain, which is not enough because the country needs at least 2 million tonnes of grain to feed the nation including a reserve of 500 000 tonnes. It is not enough and we intend to import more grain.

The grain deficit has been blamed on one of the worst droughts in living memory which affected Zimbabwe during the 2018/19 farming season.

This was exacerbated by a Tropical Cyclone, again, considered to be the worst to ever hit the Southern Hemisphere, which affected the Eastern parts of the country.

More: The Chronicle

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