Friday, June 14, 2024

Be patient over maize price Mweetwa urges farmers


The ruling UPND has urged farmers to be patient as government is working at improving the maize purchase price.

UPND Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa explains that the K160, which is K10 above last year’s FRA purchase price, is a transitional price that will be improved in the next farming season.

He says government is currently limited by the current state of the economy.

Mr. Mweetwa says the UPND is aware of all concerns raised by farmers and is doing everything possible to address them.

Mr. Mweetwa said when he addressed the media today that  the UPND is committed to the diversification of the economy away from mining and that this will be achieved through the growth of agriculture.

The UPND Spokesperson has also described President Hakainde Hichilema ’s trips outside the country as necessary.

He said the trips are meant to link Zambia’s economy to international and regional markets.

Mr. Mweetwa said international engagements are a basis for the country’s economic progress and to also advance Zambia’s image on the international scene.

He also stated that remarks by UPND senior Member William Banda   against New Heritage Party President Chishala Kateka  do not represent the views of the UPND.

Mr. Mweetwa said the one person protest by Ms. Kateka demonstrates how the UPND is committed to upholding the freedoms of expression of citizens.


  1. This small boy is talking too much. I am at kabwata and drinking there today. If you support pf and hate upnd you are welcome to join me for free beers

  2. same things that you used to condem PF is what you are doing you said you will increase maise price zero ECL is a tourist but HH has taken more trips in first year than ECL. Chiwamina galu kuluma mbuzi

  3. Originally the new Doni promised an increase from k150 to k220 in the next 200 days after forming government… Alas it’s 10 months now and the maize was increased by k10 kwacha….so here I am again taking up a role of a fool to fool a fool who thinks he is fooling me.

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