Harare – Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has donated $10 000 to the Consumer Council of Zimbabwe (CCZ) towards conducting consultative meetings on the Consumer Protection Bill.
The meetings will be spearheaded by the Parliamentary Portfolio committee on Trade and Commerce.
GMAZ Vice Chairman Mr Chipo Nheta said GMAZ valued the role that CCZ plays in bringing order in the market and protecting and promoting consumer rights.
“It gives me pleasure to present this 10 000 dollar cheque on behalf of the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe. GMAZ values the role that CCZ plays in bringing order in the market and protecting and promoting consumer rights .our support to them demonstrates that we are open to scrutiny and indeed transparent in how the milling industry conducts its business activities.
“The complaints and compliments that we get from CCZ form the raw market intelligence that we desperately require for the research and development of our products,” he said.
CCZ executive director Ms Rosemary Siyachitema said the meetings will be held around the country.
“The first consultative meeting that we are going to have is in Chinhoyi, Bindura, Marondera Mutare then it will come to Harare.
“There is another team which will be going to Gweru, Bulawayo, Gwanda, Lupane and Masvingo.
“All that will be under the auspices of parliamentary portfolio on trade and commerce.
“The funds will go towards the pocket that we will use to go round the region bringing consumers together to come and discuss with the parliamentary portfolio committee on the Consumer Protection Bill,” she said.