Government says the setting up solar milling plants under the Presidential solar milling programme will significantly reduce the high mealie-meal prices in the country.
Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe says government has managed to set up the milling plants resulting in a reduction of commodity prices in some parts of the country.
Mrs Mwanakatwe says she is happy that citizens are now able to buy a 25 kilogram bag of mealie meal at 65 kwacha.
She was speaking when she commissioned a 10-tonne solar milling plant in Bauleni Township in Lusaka.
And Zambia Cooperative Federation -ZCF- Director General James Chirwa said One hundred and 20 milling plants are now operational.
Mr. Chirwa says the development will enable the country to be food secure through production of affordable mealie meal.
He said consumers should not panic about food security because there is enough maize to feed the population up to the next farming season.