Four Solar panels for the solar hammer mill under the Presidential Initiative in Chief Kambwali’s area in Nchelenge District have been stolen by unknown people.
Nchelenge District Commissioner (DC) Derrick Mwelwa who rushed to the scene found four out of the sixty installed solar panels at the hammer mill missing.
And speaking to ZANIS in an interview, the DC said it is unfortunate that people have started vandalizing the hammers mills which are meant to easy their living conditions through supply of cheap mealie meal.
Mr. Mwelwa stated that there is need for the community to guard the hammer mills jealously because they are meant to provide a readily available market for farmers to sale their maize and lower cost of mealie meal as opposed to vandalizing them.
He has since appealed to police to investigate the matter thoroughly and ensure that the perpetrators of crime are brought to book.
Mr. Mwelwa has also disclosed that 14 out of the 26 Solar Hammer Mills allocated to Nchelenge District were installed and are currently operational.