Government confiscates 2 100 day old chicks at Mokambo border which were destined for export to DRC

FDD President Edith Nawakwi has launched a Poultry Start-Up Grants project where she will donate over ten thousand (10000) chicks plus feed to twenty (20) organizations looking after orphans and vulnerable children in Northern Province.

The Department of Fisheries and Livestock in Mufulira District on the Copperbelt has confiscated 2 100 day old chicks at Mokambo border which were destined for export.

Mufulira District Fisheries and Livestock Coordinator, Mebelo Wamulume said this follows government’s suspension of issuance of permits in July this year at all border selling points for day old chicks, hatching eggs and stock feed.

Mr Wamulume said the department got a tip off from the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) that an unidentified person was trying to export day old chicks out of the country.

He said the chicks which were confiscated, were later disposed off.

And Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock Veterinary Officer, Stephen Mukupa said farmers need to ensure that they follow the right procedures when exporting their products.

Dr. Mukupa said the ban to export day old chicks, hatching eggs and stock feed makes it illegal for anyone from exporting the products.

He said before crossing the border to another country, a person is supposed to have a stock movement permit, sanitary certificate, and export permit of which the unidentified person did not have.

“Any farmer who tries to export without following the laid down procedures of the law will have their products confiscated,” he said.


  1. There is an accute shortage of day Old Chicks in Zambia
    there is a 50% deficit coming out of the hatcheries
    this is a well know fact
    So weldone

  2. It’s a long and rough road to Lubumbashi through Mokambo unless they were going through Mansa to Kasenga near Mwense.

  3. Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    All commendable stuff except the part that they dispose off the chicks…. not only is that a poor economical decision but it is also animal cruelty to kill these little chicks (why punishing the ‘innocent’ chicks?). I don’t know why they do this in Zambia… last time they killed an entire herd of cattle under some similar circumstances. (s!lly).

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