MAZ chairperson Allan Sakala said this in Lusaka yesterday during a consultative meeting with Government when the association presented its concerns on the high cost of maize and its effects on mealie-meal prices.
Mr Sakala said after the maize stock verification exercise is concluded, stakeholders in the maize value chain will come up with proposals for a feasible solution.
He commended Government for its open-door policy and continued dialogue in addressing the high price of mealie-meal.
The consultative meeting is as a result of the recent price increases in mealie-meal prices.
Meanwhile, Mealie meal prices in Mansa have risen three times in a fortnight despite assurances by millers that there would be no upward adjustments.
The town which has two milling companies, Jimbara and APG, has seen an increase of the staple food from K60 two weeks ago to K85 for breakfast meal.
In some retail outlets, Jimbara maize meal was selling for K70 while the APG brand was retailing between K70and K85.
Other brands like Milile were going at K81 in Shoprite supermarket while National Milling breakfast meal was being sold at K83.