Mealie prices in Lusaka and Kasama reduce
Lusaka mealie meal traders have complied with President Michael Sata’s directive for them to sell the commodity at not more than K50 rebased.
A random check by ZANIS in Lusaka today revealed that traders are selling a 25 kilogramme bag of breakfast mealie meal at KR50 and the same quantity of roller at KR38.
And Lusaka District Commissioner has he would next week dispatch a team of inspectors to go round the city and ensure that all retailers adhere to President Sata’s directive to reduce mealie meal prices.
Ashel Kampengele said all of mealie meal traders in Lusaka should follow President Sata’s directive.
Mr. Kampengele said the Patriotic Front (PF) government was committed to ensuring that both traders and consumers in the country had a fair deal in all sectors of the economy.
He said all retailers who will be found selling mealie meal at over KR50 risk being asked to leave Lusaka to go and do their business somewhere else
And Mealie Meal prices in Kasama district has been reduced following the directive from Northern province Minister Gerry Chanda.
A survey conducted by ZANIS in Kasama today found that most mealie meal dealers have reduced the prices up to KR12 in some cases.
Kasama Milling Operations Manager Ronald Sunga said the company has reduced the prices of the commodity in all the depots of the company.
Mr Sunga revealed that a 25Kg bag of breakfast meal has been reduced from KR58 wholesale to KR48 while retail prices have been reduced from KR62 to K50 respectively.
Mr Sunga said the prices apply to all the 12 depots that the company has in Muchinga, Northern and Luapula provinces.
And Kasama residents have praised government for responding quickly to the cries of people in the province.
The residents talked to said mealie meal is an important commodity and people should not suffer for it.
On Tuesday last week, Northern Province Minister Col. Gerry Chanda gave millers and mealie meal dealers an ultimatum of up to Saturday January 19, to reduce the prices of mealie meal or risk having their licenses revoked.