The installation of 28 solar milling equipment under the Presidential initiative in Nakonde district of Muchinga Province has been completed.
This was confirmed to ZANIS in Nakonde today by Nakonde District Commissioner Field Simwinga.
Mr Simwinga said the solar mills have been installed and awaits commissioning.
The Nakonde District commissioner added that about 28 cooperatives will benefit from the solar mills.
He however, called on cooperatives that will benefit from the solar mills to guard the equipment with jealousy and not vandalise them.
Meanwhile, Nakonde milling company has reduced its mealie-meal prices from K90 to K68 per 25kg bag.
And Nakonde milling proprietor Wila Mungomba has called on all farmers in the district to sell their maize to Nakonde milling so that mealie-meal prices are reduced further.
Mr Mungomba added that Nakonde milling is buying maize from the farmers at K85 per 50kg and is paying them within 7 working days.