Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture Chair, Justice Mayor Wadyajena has said that it is not necessary for Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) to engage lawyers but just account for the US$27 million it was given for wheat importation.
His remarks come after GMAZ has reportedly refused to appear before Wadyajena’s committee which is probing how the organization used $27 million it received from government preferring to appear before the Tendai Biti Public Accounts Committee.
Posting on Twitter following the development, Wadyajena said:
GMAZ cannot dictate to Parliament which Committee they want to appear before, having been given USD$27milliion for wheat importation. There is absolutely no need to engage lawyers when all we seek is accountability.
The country last year experienced acute bread shortages with authorities saying that wheat reserves had dried up.
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe then disbursed the US$27 million in question for the importation of wheat.
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