Maize dealers have hiked the price of maize in Kabompo by more than 30 per cent.
A check by ZANISÂ today found maize dealers of Musamba market selling a 10
kilogramme container of maize at K20,000 from K15,000 last month.
Musamba Market Chairman, Kennedy Samba told ZANIS that the increase in maize price
has a negative impact on the low income group.
He said in Kabompo that most maize fields along the Kabompo river have been
submerged in water and the maize in stock has started rotting which is un fit for
Mr. Samba said government should come in and off-load some of the 22786 by 50kg bags
of food reserve agency FRA maize which is lying in the Kabompo depots on so the
market for the general public to buy to avoid being exploited by the unscrupulous
maize dealers in the district.