April 12, 2024

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Zimbabwe to import Maize from Uganda to fight starvation

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Zimbabwe gvernment plans to import maize from Uganda to prevent an offset domestic shortfall, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed. Business Detect Media Reports.

According to Zimbabwe Agriculture Minister Perence shiri who traveled to Uganda capital Kampala to discuss the procurement , held discussion with Ugandan officials.

Earlier president Museveni held talks with Mnangagwa president of Zimbabwe about Maize exportation.

Museveni informed his counterpart that Uganda has surplus Maize that could be sold to Harare.

The Zimbabwe leader while appearing on a local radio called Star Fm confirmed the discussions.

Zimbabwe’s faces a shortfall of as much as 1 million tons of corn this season. About 8 million people, half of the population, face starvation, according to the UN World Food Programme.

Uganda Agriculture Minsiter Hon Sempijja Vincent was unavailable for a comment despite Business Detect efforts.

Uganda boosts a large Maize production exporting tonnes to Kenya every year.

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