Prices of the golden leaf at the auction floors continue to firm despite complaints of persistent payment delays by some farmers.

Post Easter tobacco sales are continuing at the auction floors in Harare with prices firming.

It was a hive of activity at one of the auction floors visited by ZBC News with some farmers expressing satisfaction over the price their crop fetched while others complained of delays in the processing of payment for their crop.

“We are very happy because of the price my crop managed to get, I will continue to sell my tobacco because prices are now okay,” said one of the farmers at the auction floor.

Meanwhile, a manager at one of the auction floors Mr Collins Chihuri said farmers are now delivering quality tobacco compared to earlier deliveries.

“We are seeing farmers bringing their best crop probably due to second school term coming near and prices are also showing in that regard,” he said.

Speaking at a post Cabinet briefing yesterday (Tuesday), Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Honourable Monica Mutsvangwa said Cabinet expects tobacco prices to improve after Easter and this is now coming to pass.

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