Kaputa District Commissioner Mulenga Fube says the setting up of the Presidential Solar Milling Plants in the district will help stabilize mealie-meal prices.
Speaking in an interview with ZANIS yesterday, Mr Fube expressed confidence that the price of the commodity will reduce once the newly installed milling plants become operational.
He disclosed that eight solar powered hammer mills have so far been installed in the district and are expected to be commissioned soon.
Mr Fube has since commended President Edgar Lungu for coming up with the initiative, which he says will help uplift the welfare of cooperatives while providing cheap but good quality mealie meal to people especially in rural areas.
Meanwhile, Mr Fube says measures put in place by government to help stabilize the prices of mealie meal have yielded positive results.
Mr Fube said the intervention by government to engage with the Millers Association of Zambia last year has seen the price of mealie meal in Kaputa drop from K140 to K75.
The District Commissioner added that the government policies to ensure availability of the maize stock have also helped to sustain the production of the commodity as well as regulate the prices.