A Citizen Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) Beneficiary in Nakonde District of Muchinga Province has set up the first ever milling company in the District.
A check by ZANIS found production going on well at the newly opened milling plant.
Mr. Wila Mungomba, said the milling plant produces 700 hundred bags of mealie-meal per day, adding that a bag of a 25kg mealie-meal from Nakonde milling is selling at K 90 while similar brands are fetching K 110.
Mr Mungomba said his company is trying to support Government by selling mealie-meal at a cheaper price in line with its wish for millers to sell the commodity at a cheaper price.
Mr Mungomba said his company has also employed 20 youths to work at the milling company.
The Director however lamented that the company is facing a major challenge of accessing maize in order to increase production.
And Nakonde District Commissioner Field Simwinga called on the youths in the District to emulate the proprietors of Nakonde milling and seek guidance on how to get funded by CEEC.
Mr Simwinga also appealed to farmers in the District to grow more maize so that they can in turn sell it to the milling company who is currently facing the challenge of access to maize for increased production.
The milling equipment was bought at a total cost of k 1,356,000.