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Zimbabwe's Government To Import 1.2 Million Tons of Grain

Zimbabwe's State-Run media reports that the government will import about one -point- two million tons of grain to build up the nation's stocks and head off possible food shortages.

In today's (Thursday's) edition of the state-run Herald newspaper, Grain Marketing Board officer Samuel Muvuti says most of the grain will arrive over the next few months He says the grain has already been delivered to at least three areas.

He also dismissed claims by opposition officials who say the nation has already run out of grain. Movement For Democratic Change Shadow Agricultural minister Renson Gasela has said the government was too secretive about the status of food reserves in the nation.

International aid agencies have named ZImbabwe as one of several African nations that are facing critical food shortages.

Some information for this report provided by Herald Online and Reuters.