United Millers have claimed that there are ‘bigger millers’ who were exporting the subsidised mealie-meal to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The accused millers reportedly have links with political elites suggesting that they will also enjoy impunity. United Millers and others made these remarks today while testifying before Parliamentary Agriculture Committee that is led by Gokwe Nembudziya legislator, Justice Mayor Wadyajena.
The development comes when the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe, led by corruption-accused Tafadzwa Musarara, refused to appear before the committee.
The committee wanted the association to account for the US$27 million it allegedly received fro the government through the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to import wheat.
GMAZ opted to appear before the Tendai Biti-led Parliamentary Accounts Committee adding that it never received the alleged money but actually lent its money to the government.
The alleged exportation of mealie-meal is happening when the country has an acute shortage of mealie-meal due to drought and poor agricultural policies.
Zimbabwe is importing maize from neighbouring countries including Tanzania. The government has also appealed to stakeholders to assist the country with food to address severe starvation in the country.
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