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Traders shun mealie-meal business following the Presidential directive

Time Posted: March 7, 2013 12:00 pm
People in a queue for mealie meal in Chililabombwe this week

People in a queue for mealie meal in Chililabombwe this week

Namwala district commissioner Gevar Nsanzya has disclosed that most traders in the area have stopped selling mealie meal following the Presidential directive to peg the price at K50.00 per 25 kilo gram bag of breakfast.

The District Commissioner said this when a team comprising Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet Ambassador Peter Kasanda, Southern Province Permanent Secretary Dr.Mulenga Chileshe, and Permanent Secretary for parliamentary affairs Dr Simon Miti visited Namwala.

The team was in the area at the weekend to assess the extent to which Presidential directives and pronouncements have been implemented and the challenges encountered.

Mr.Nsanzya told the team that only Zambeef has maintained selling at K50.00 per 25 kg of breakfast and K38.00 for roller meal.

He said that recently he had a meeting with all mealie meal traders in the district who claimed that they were not making a profit because of high transportation costs from Namwala to Choma.

Mr.Nsanza added that the traders want government intervention to convince milling companies to bring mealie meal direct to the district so that the traders sell the commodity at the recommended price.

Meanwhile, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet Ambassador Peter Kasanda has urged civil servants to implement government policies in line with the Patriotic Front manifesto.

Dr.Kasanda was speaking when he addressed government heads of departments in Namwala.

The Heads of department presented various issues such as restructuring of some government departments, nonpayment of rural hardship allowances, and settling in allowances among other issues.

[ZANIS]

12 Comments

  1. vote
    flag oscar 9milli pistol says: oscar 9milli pistol
    March 7, 2013 at 12:36 pm |

    what PF manifesto? i thought MP Mulusa said it clear that its merely presidential directives and no proper course plan. give us more presidential directives, thats a failure too.

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    flag MUNSHA says: MUNSHA
    March 7, 2013 at 1:32 pm |

    YOU DO NOT RUN THE COUNTRY USING PARTY MANIFESTOS YOU USE GOVT POLICIES THAT IS WHY THIS KAPONYA FAILURES ARE REALLY FAILING .YOU DO NOT GIVE ORDERS AND DIRECTIVES TO RUN THE COUNRTY. FAKE PRESIDENT IN BWINJINFUMU

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      flag KAPOMPELO says: KAPOMPELO
      March 7, 2013 at 1:55 pm |

      so u mean mmembe is the current president?

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      flag bryson says: bryson
      March 7, 2013 at 2:01 pm |

      right !!our president lacks lintellectual intelligence, when there is an accident u direct Nsanda to start with dual carriage ways, meali meal issue u peg the prices, opposition parties going mental u order police how to work, fuel crisis u direct Indeni .a country is a complex entity, it needs brains more than of a medical Doctor.

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    flag Nthenda pa Ndiyo says: Nthenda pa Ndiyo
    March 7, 2013 at 2:09 pm |

    What are the complaints about? You exactly reaping what you planted.

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      flag mmd7 says: mmd7
      March 7, 2013 at 3:16 pm |

      true tell them

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    flag Rusco says: Rusco
    March 7, 2013 at 4:49 pm |

    Let them die if they do not want to eat. We are all after money that PF promised. More money in your pocket. The lazy ones will die. Who cares after all when Sata himself does not care.

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      flag Solola Bye says: Solola Bye
      March 7, 2013 at 8:33 pm |

      God cares my dear!

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    flag ANTENA.ZM says: ANTENA.ZM
    March 7, 2013 at 4:52 pm |

    that’s what u voted for. the good thing is that the poor majority voted for pf and there the ones feeling the full effect of the pf rule. i thought u knew. this is just the beginning.

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      flag PK says: PK
      March 7, 2013 at 5:07 pm |

      At least Chanda chimba III warned voters but didn`t take him seriously.

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    flag NESTA says: NESTA
    March 7, 2013 at 7:50 pm |

    IT is like jumping out of a frying pan into the fire.

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  7. vote
    flag peter says: peter
    March 7, 2013 at 11:50 pm |

    PK. is it chanda chimba or chanda chimbwi

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