Harare (New Ziana)- Zimbabwe has so far received a record deliveries of grains compared to the same period last year, a Cabinet Minister has said.
Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said grain deliveries to the Grain Marketing Board had significantly increased.
“Meanwhile, as of yesterday (21st June, 2021), total maize delivered to Grain Marketing Board (GMB) depots across the country stood at 240 204 metric tonnes, significantly up from the 63 916 metric tonnes received at the same time last year,” she said.
Mutsvangwa said the quantity of soya beans had also risen to 9 858 metric tonnes, versus the 956 metric tonnes delivered at the same time last year.
“The traditional grain tonnage delivered has recorded a phenomenal increase to 21 844 metric tonnes from the 1 646 metric tonnes delivered during the 2020 comparative period,” she said.
Mutsvangwa added: “Government takes this opportunity to call upon farmers to continue delivering their grain to GMB depots as timeous payments are guaranteed.”
The Tobacco Marketing Season has also recorded good results, with a total of over 152.8 million metric tonnes having been sold to realize more than US$415.8 million, compared to the 124.5 million metric tonnes sold for US$296.9 million in 2020.