Transparency International Zambia has demanded that the Ministry of Agriculture and the Food Reserve Agency clarifies the alleged dubious export of subsidized maize to neighboring countries amidst a shortage of the commodity in the country.
TIZ Executive Director Goodwell Lungu told Hot FM News that the allegations are serious and needs a clear explanation from Agriculture Minister Given Lubinda and the Food Reserve Agency.
Mr. Lungu has also challenged law enforcement Agencies to quickly move in and investigate the matter following the reports.
Zambian Voice Executive Director Chilufya Tayali yesterday accused Agriculture Minister Given Lubinda and the Food Reserve Agency of conniving and selling subsidized maize to neighboring countries amidst a shortage of the commodity in the country.
Mr Tayali further challenged President Lungu to fire Lubinda, his PS Julius Shawa and FRA Executive Director Chola Kafwabulula adding that the three will only continue in their offices if the President is part to what they are doing.
He went on to accuse the ACC of being inept and impotent and that they were not doing what they were set out to do.