Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo has refuted clams suggesting that government has signed an agreement with the Democratic Republic of Congo to allow Zambian milling companies export mealie meal to Congo.
Mr Lusambo noted that President Edgar Lungu has equally dismissed any activities pertaining to the purported agreement from taking place.
He added that if such an agreement between the two countries was to occur, his office and that of the Permanent Secretary must have been informed.
The Minister made these remarks when he addressed journalists at his office in Ndola today.
He said that the Zambian government and the Democratic Republic of Congo have not signed any agreement allowing Zambian Milling Companies to export the commodity to Congo.
The Provincial Minister has since urged all the security wings manning the border posts in the province to be on the lookout of any trucks ferrying bags of mealie meal into Congo.
He said government wants to give the Zambian people a priority by having enough food stock especially the staple food.
In another development, the Minister has urged investors countywide to stick to their investment plan as per signed agreement.
He alleged that a named company in Ndola that initially attracted the country with a good investment plan has since changed and has embarked on conducting business activities that can be implemented by Zambian people.
The Minister has warned that government will not tolerate such kind of investors who would fail to stick to their investment plan.