Mealie meal prices in Mwansabombwe palace of Mwata Kazembe and surrounding areas in Kawambwa district have been reduced by K25, 000.
A check by Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Mwansabombwe yesterday discovered that a 25 kilogramme bag of breakfast meal from APG milling company which was previously selling at K70, 000 is now selling at K45,000
The check also revealed that a 25 kilogramme bag of roller meal is now costing K35, 000 from the previous K65, 000.
And Thomas Chingele who was found selling the commodity also told ZANIS a five kilogramme of breakfast and roller meal is selling at K6, 000.00 and K5, 000.00 respectively.
Mr Chingele said people in the area are happy at the drastic reduction of mealie meal prices attributing this to good governance of the Patriotic Front (PF) government.
He thanked the PF government for facilitating in the reduction of mealie meal prices saying this has enabled many people in the area afford the commodity.
Mr Chingele said people in the area had suffered enough and the reduction in price could not come at a better time than now.
Mr Chingele however, could not give other reasons for the immediate reduction in price of the staple food but said the source also had a similar reduction hence the chain reaction to the benefit of consumers.
Efforts to get a comment from APG milling company failed as the contact phone number was not going through at press time.