People in a queue for Mealie meal at National milling in kabwe
People in a queue for Mealie meal at National milling in kabwe

A critical shortage of mealie meal and cement has rocked Kabwe District, the Provincial Headquarters of Central Province.

ZANIS reports that long queues where noted at most retail shops and Millers premises for the commodities especially at National Milling Limited while at other retail shops such as Shoprite had nothing.

Meanwhile, unscrupulous entrepreneurs took advantage of the situation to buy in the bulk the commodities which they ,later sold at a profit to unsuspecting consumers.

A fleet of four by four vehicles such as Toyota Canters were found at the National Milling Business outlet in Kabwe stocking the commodity straight from the National Milling truck.

Individual customers were not accorded a chance to purchase the scarce commodity until after all the business agents had made their orders.

At railways Market, a few shops that had the Mealie-Meal in stock were selling at K68, 000 per 25KG bags while in Bwacha Mealie-meal the commodity was going at K70, 000 per 25KG bag.

Meanwhile, cement prices have also upped following a severe shortage .

Zambezi Portland is the only type of Cement available in town and it is only found at one outlet called Mapalo Enterprises.

A check by ZANIS this morning found the substance selling at K65, 000 per pocket.

ZANIS

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18 COMMENTS

  1. this is the price you pay when you let foreigners control all corners of the economy. these chaps have build cartels, so deep rooted such that it will take bulldozers and cranes to uproot them. ofcourse not the kachingwe way. am talking about indian cartels, greek cartels, lebanese cartels, nigerian or west african cartels, and now chinese cartels. economically, we are foreigners in our own country. please pf so something about this and fast.

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    • @mature why do you have hatred for other races. Hows the blame on everything in shortage a race issue wake up you f####k dunderhead.stop been a racists

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  2. That is the price you pay for electing clueless and incompetent hooligans to run government. Even with the bumper harvest MMD left, they can’t manage to feed the nation. Scondrels!

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  3. Zambians we are in for a shock, we are going back to UNIP days one party state no food  , mr sata made a good MP but ……………. Lelo lelo

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  4. The more I see KK and chinanikane ichi chi cobra hanging out together like the good old days, the more I start tot think UNIP days are back bane. Next twalaumfwa ati, subsidies have been introduced and then comes the shortage of other things like, cooking oil, sugar, and loco buns.

    Elo lwanya nomba…koseni fye bane!

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  5. Agony is that the shortages of mealie meal have hit the PF strongholds the hardest! Is it a way of higher powers unleashing a punishment of sorts for the poor leadership choice they ushered into power??

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  6. Don’t panic things will be sorted. We are experiencing some hiccups  nothing to worry about. Trust me….. signed Sata

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  7. This is very embarrassing, whats really the point of having a Government that can’t even feed its citizens? Who does Mr Sata qualify then to be called a Head of State if his actions prove otherwise, How can we call him a statesman if his ways are divisive?
    On TOP of his incompetency his also busy day and nights holding useless meeting as though his task is not enough.
    if anyone can see with their eyes instead of stomachs they would be impeaching this government after all we destined for unnecessary election.

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  8. IS THIS NOT THE CHANGE YOU WANTED.NOW YOU HAVE ARMY WORMS IN KABWE.MAY THE WRATH OF GOD STRIKE ON YOU.CAN KABWE NOW SING THE FAMOUS DONT KUBEBA SONG.
    NO MEAL MEAL,NO CEMENT,NO JOBS,NOW ARMY WORMS,PF AT WORK.
    PF AT WORK MAY THE WORMS CONTINUE,MEAL MEAL SHORTAGE CONTINUE,INCLUSIVE ALL COMMODITIES.CHANDA CHIMBA THE 111 WARNED YOU BUT YOU CALLED HIM NAMES.I ONLY HOPE PF CONTINUE ON THIS GOOD PATH SO THAT TOWN GUYS WILL HAPPILY SING DONT KUBEBA AGAIN

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  9. You elected buffoons who’ve now mismanaged the bumper harvests and the $3bn forex reserves left by our prudent and great MMD party.Now just live with your foolish choices.

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  10. Also don’t complain about expensive alternatives to your bland nshima because all over the world healthy eating is more expensive.Living longer and healthier doesn’t come cheap.

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  11. ZNS should become production centers for mealie meal country wide. I can see a dirty hand in these shortages. Get vigayo from china and start producing in 3 months time. These millers are digging their graves sure.

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  12. Zambia has never experienced any coups but i do not think dictator Sata and his minions will survive any coup that comes if he continues this dangerous path of taking Zambians backwards.

    Honestly he can not survive this. No matter his IDI AMIN style of governance.

    Every Zambians is against Sata and his PF. Zambians hates Sata with a great passion of his dictatorship

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