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Kitwe millers hike the price of mealie meal despite recent Government directive

Economy Kitwe millers hike the price of mealie meal despite recent Government directive

 Retailers in Kasama are still selling mealie meal above the K50000, KR50 agreed upon by Government and Millers. Kasama milling 25kg bag of breakfast is selling at K65000, KR65 while roller meal is selling at K46000, KR 46
Retailers in Kasama are still selling mealie meal above the K50000, KR50 agreed upon by Government and Millers. Kasama milling 25kg bag of breakfast is selling at K65000, KR65 while roller meal is selling at K46000, KR 46

Some millers in Kitwe have hiked the price of a 25 kilograms bag of breakfast to KR60 despite recent Government directive to reduce the prices which were attributed to shortage of the commodity.

Olympic milling company in Ndeke Township has pegged a 25 kilogram bag of breakfast mealie meal at KR58 much to the displeasure of residents.

A Ndeke resident, Moses Makumba, who stormed the Times Kitwe offices yesterday protested the high price of the commodity.

Mr Makumba complained that it was not fair that the price of mealie meal was increased when there was a directive from the Head of State that the commodity should be sold at KR50.

Mpongwe Milling Company in Kawama Township was selling the same commodity at KR55.

Sales persons at both outlets declined to be identified attributed the increase in the price of mealie meal to transport costs.

However, the prices at Olympic Milling and Antelope outlets in the town centre were normal.

Olympic, Antelope and National Milling firms in the town centre are selling the 25 kilograms of breakfast at K50 and by yesterday the three outlets had run out of the stock.

The recent shortage of mealie meal in November last year forced some traders in Kitwe to sell a 25 kilogram of breakfast mealie meal about K75,000 before Government intervened.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Jeraboz dont invade our mealie meal outlets in Ndola, just scramble for it right there in Kitwe mwebene malibelela…

  2. why is the government still mute on this situation kanshi? they will force to think they are happy since the govt officials bafolafye ubunga bena. let them enforce the directive by visiting these institutions in person.

  3. Pathetic Failures just have loud mouths and empty heads! Its time to get rid of this incompetent, tribal and visionless government!

  4. The first mistake Sata made was to fire all permanent secretaries and directors from the MMD government, they were the people behind the stable and low prices of mealie meal… the the bumper harvest too. Next year will even be worse, can you image up-to now farmers have not yet received fertilizers. Next year 25kg of mealie meal will be selling for more than KR 100.

  5. the price of mealmeal can not go down coz of directive frm state house the problem we have is this govment has feld to understand simple economics of demand and supply non matter hw much u threaten millers they will just reduce in yo presence the moment u tun yo back they increase no one will axept to run a besuness withut profet think twice.im sure we will have a statement frm vuvuzela saken tht its the opposition who are increasng prices.

  6. Iam glad this is happening in the copperbelt what a nice reward for for voting for guys from my Poor Family (PF)

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