Friday, February 24, 2006

World food aid delibered to Zim

Trucks loaded with maize and emblazoned with stickers belonging to the World Food Programme (WFP) were yesterday seen passing through the provincial capital of the Matabeleland South province en-route to Bulawayo where the aid was reportedly being assembled for distribution to various parts of the country.

Drivers interviewed said they had transported the maize from South Africa and were on their way to Bulawayo where they would deliver the maize to either the Grain Marketing Board depots or the National Foods milling plant in the city.

“There are several other trucks on their way. We have been directed to deliver the maize to the GMB and we will be on our way back to South Africa after delivery,” said one of the drivers. Recently, the Zimbabwe’s minister of National Security, Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement was quoted in the public media as saying that there were plans by the government to import more maize from South Africa to beef up the current stocks.

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