A senior government official in Luangwa District has called on the Immigration Department and Zambia Revenue Authority to find ways of controlling the alleged illegal exportation of mealie-meal into neighboring Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Luangwa District Commissioner, Captain Stanislaus Kalunga, made the call during a meeting held in the council chamber, saying he has observed that a lot of mealie-meal was going out of the district into neighboring Mozambique and Zimbabwe at the expense of Zambians.
Capt Kalunga said government is working tirelessly to ensure that its people have the staple food and it is its wish that the people of Zambia benefit from its policies.
He said there was a lot of mealie-meal going into Mozambique in exchange of fish that was denying the people of Luangwa access to the staple food.
The District Commissioner appealed to the Immigration Department and the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) to put in measures of controlling this trend of Zambians taking mealie-meal into Mozambique in exchange for fish.