Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Police, FRA unaware of Eastern province maize theft rumours


Eastern Province Police Commissioner Eugene Sibote says his office has not received information alleging that some Food Reserve Agency (FRA) officials and police officers are involved in the theft of maize belonging to the agency in Eastern Province.

This follows some unconfirmed reports that some FRA and police officers are conniving to steal FRA maize from various depots in Eastern province which they later sell in a neighbouring country.

Mr. Sibote has since appealed to anyone with information regarding the alleged theft of FRA maize from named deports in Eastern province to quickly inform the police in order for them to swing into action.

He said in an interview with ZANIS that police will not spare anyone involved in the theft of maize.

He was however quick to advise that members of the public should not always generalise that the police was involved in the alleged scam when only a few may be doing so.

Mr. Sibote has since warned of stern action on whoever will be found wanting in the maize theft report if proved.
And Food Reserve Agency (FRA) Public Relations Officer Daniel Msoka also said his office has not received any report relating to FRA maize theft in Eastern province.

Mr. Msoka said whistle-blowers should furnish the agency with concrete evidence in order to assist it with investigations.


  1. Start serious investigations, hundreds of bags of maize true have been stolen in the area. Tax payers money rooted in day light. sad story indeed.

  2. Saw you mean the police and FRA officials do not know about this scam which has been going on un abated for some time now.
    Police, this is your work and prove it to the Zambian people, at least for this one because every one is to see that true maize being rooted by selfish people in Eastern province.

    Why Eastern Province alone out of the whole 10 provinces? please dig deeper. Amen

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