World bank Group has applauded the effective execution of the agriculture commodities exchange, Zimbabwe Mercantile Exchange (ZMX).
The World Bank Group is tendering technical support, as part of the development partners for the ZMX through its International Finance Corporation, the Group is implementing the Warehouse Receipt System (WRS), which anchors the successful implementation of the commodities exchange.
With the (WRS) farmers are guaranteed of good storage facilities for their commodities although they will bear the cost of storage as well as transportation to the warehouses.
“As part of the delivery of the WRS project we are providing technical support to FINSEC.
“An international consultant was hired to provide the following services to FINSEC towards and launch and operationalisation of the exchange (such as) appraise the operationalisation of an exchange including risk assessment and mitigation; review of FINSEC’s processes, procedures, rules and various documentation pertaining to the operations of the exchange; and building the capacities of FINSEC operational staff on the management of commodity exchange and trading platform,” said project leader with the World Bank Augustine Sangson Langyintuo.
The World Bank Group has also employed an international consultant to review processes, rules and documentation with regards the operations of the exchange.
The exchange was initially scheduled to launch end of March but postponed to end of this month.
According to the World Bank Group, the hired service providers are paid directly by the international financial institution.
As efforts to launch intensify, the World Bank Group also hired experts to come up with the ZMX’s corporate identity as well as promotional material and awareness campaigns.
The ZMX is a partnership between Government and the private sector led by FINSEC, TSL Limited and CBZ Holdings. FINSEC, a subsidiary of Escrow Group is undertaking the technical implementation work in setting up the exchange.
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