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Government to releases 8 thousand metric tons of Maize on Copperbelt to stabilse mealie meal prices

Economy Government to releases 8 thousand metric tons of Maize on Copperbelt...

The government has arranged 8 thousand metric tons of maize to be sent to the Copperbelt Province under the tripartite agreement to stabilise maize and mealie-meal supply in the region.

Ministry Agriculture Permanent Secretary Songowayo Zyambo says this has been done in view of the fact that although there is enough maize in the country, some millers have completely run out of the commodity.

Mr. Zyambo says this has created an imbalance of mealie-meal distribution and pricing on the Copperbelt.

He has since directed the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) to immediately ensure that the maize gets to the Copperbelt without delay under the tripartite agreement.

Mr Zyambo has assured the public that the country has enough maize to produce mealie-meal up to the next harvest season.

He said this in Kasama when he addressed data collectors for the 2019-2020 crop forecast survey who are undergoing training.

He said Zambia’s crop forecast survey is a Scientific Survey that produces internationally recognised statistics and has urged the participants to collect credible data.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Welfare of our people comes first. It comes before profit. Can hh say the same? Can he put you and I before his company profits ?

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  2. You sleep and dream about HH everyday – the fact you mention him in every story, whether relevant or not, shows how obsessed you are with him. Are there some other kind of feelings you have for him?

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  3. Sydney Martin do not be foolish. Do not play around with comments like that. You will get yourself in trouble young man. Don’t be silly. Grow up please!

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  4. Finally someone has acknowledged that there is indeed a shortage of mealie meal owing to there not being enough maize for millers to mill. This is what resulted in the high prices. Maybe Bowman and the other ministers who were denying should listen to this PS.

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