Farmers from Mashonaland West province have hailed the Grain Marketing Board for promptly paying farmers who are bringing their produces to the Grain Marketing Boards depots, Business Weekly reports. The GMB is reportedly paying farmers in that region 48 hours after they have brought their grains to the depots. Additionally GMB is giving farmers a 30% bonus for bringing their grains early.
The publication spoke to one farmer who brought 25 tonnes to the GMB and they said:
I’m very happy with the way I was paid my money by GMB this year, in a period of 48 hours I received all my dues from GMB. I have already delivered 25 tonnes of maize and I’m going to deliver some more to the board,
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Another farmer echoed the first farmer’s sentiments and said:
This year is actually good for us farmers, GMB is very reliable. I delivered two and half tonnes of maize last week and my money reflected the day after I supplied my maize. Last year, was also better but I would like to believe that this year is the best.
Meanwhile, GMB reviewed grains producer price and farmers will get:
- $12 329.73 RTGS per tonne for maize,
- $13 865.79 RTGS for traditional grains
- $17 211.74 per tonne for soya beans.
More: Business Weekly