GMB employees rejecting grain on purpose to force farmers to sell at low prices to their accomplices outside depots
Farmers who spoke to The Herald said that employees at the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) are rejecting grain on purpose on the grounds of high moisture content to force them to sell at low prices to their accomplices outside of depots.
The Herald states an incident at GMB Chinhoyi depot where a soyabeans farmer Mr Stephen Musasa had his crop rejected, but was certified by a private buyer Steel Base whom he had been referred to, as having the correct moisture content required by the GMB. At a Zanu-PF meeting in Chinhoyi, provincial youth chairman Tawanda Rupiya called on Government to intervene to curb the practice. Efforts by The Herald to get a comment from GMB were fruitless.