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Mealie Meal Shortage: UPND Accused of Plotting to Introduce GMOs

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Patriotic Front Chairperson for Information, Raphael Nakacinda, has accused the United Party for National Development (UPND) administration of causing the mealie meal shortage in Zambia to pave the way for the importation of genetically modified foods. In a statement to the media, Mr. Nakacinda stated that the UPND’s mismanagement of maize stocks was part of a well-calculated plan to bring in GMO maize from the US and other countries.

Mr. Nakacinda went on to blame President Hakainde Hichilema and Agriculture Minister Mutolo Phiri for the failure to manage resources prudently and ensure adequate food supply for Zambians. He accused them of being total failures in the agriculture sector, which is critical to the growth of the nation.

According to Mr. Nakacinda, the importation of genetically modified foods would not only exacerbate the current food shortage but also endanger the health of Zambians. He further expressed concern that the UPND administration was using critical institutions such as the National Prosecution Office and Electoral Commission of Zambia to advance their interests.

Mr. Nakacinda’s accusations come amid a wave of mealie meal shortages in Zambia, which have left many citizens struggling to afford basic foodstuffs. The government has announced plans to import the commodity to alleviate the shortage, but Mr. Nakacinda believes this is part of a larger scheme to introduce genetically modified foods into the country.

Critics of genetically modified foods argue that they pose potential health risks and could have long-term effects on the environment. The debate over GMOs is a contentious issue worldwide, with some countries banning their use and others embracing the technology.

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  1. Critics of genetically modified foods argue that they pose potential health risks and could have long-term effects on the environment. The debate over GMOs is a contentious issue worldwide, with some countries banning their use and others embracing the technology.
    This is total ignorance of the presence of GMOs in our shops. I know many people talk about Maize because in Zambia that is the only food we know. The cornflakes you have for breakfast, the Apples, the seedless grapes, the potato chips (Doritos), Imported tomato sauce, etc are all GMO-derived foods.
    Mr. Nakachinda, stop displaying your ignorance in public. You are totally clueless as to why there is a shortage of maize meal on the market.

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    • When will the media stop treating Raphael Nakacinda as a news source? Many Zambians travel to the USA while some live there. What do you think they eat?

  2. The American gmo are already here. Hh through the USA has facilitated bringing that poison here. Hh grows gmo. I don’t eat any produce linked to him

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    • Look at this Humpty Dumpty Troll based in the UK…you were there when MMD and PF govts were signing grain deals with US firms to supply seed today you are here spewing claptrap.

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  3. PF GIVE UP THE FALSE NEWS YOU PUTTING OUT THERE IS JUST A LOAD OF BOLLOCKS
    ANYWAY IS GMO REALLY THAT BAD OR IS IT JUST THE BACKWARD THINKING OF SOME
    It will be the future

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    • PF are clueless in opposition, their only tactic is mis-information and its April still no news about their convention to elect a President after candidates paid K250,000. I mean if I paid that money from my pocket I would be making noise everyday asking about convention date. Chaps like Monde are quiet meaning that money was just paid for them by someone to be laundered through to the party coffers,

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  4. What is this moron on about? Late President Mwanawasa and his then Agriculture Minister Late Mundia Siktana opposed the very notion of GMO to the point where the banned GMO grain donations from abroad when there was famine in the country back in 2002 in the face of media condemnation. When Mwanawasa passed successive govts signed deals with companies like Mosanta to supply seeds which were and are GMOs, this is why todays maize comb has no purple or orange grain in it. That was our native grain which has been systematically wiped out using the Govt free farming input schemes…in other words GMO is already here.
    PF and morons like Raphael Nakacinda like to pry on weak ill-informed lazy minds

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  5. Nakachinda is a just as clueless as this troll calling itself Kaizer Zulu…both clowns don’t know what they are talking about.

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    • We become trolls when we comment with the painful truth
      Go eff HHs gmo cows for all I care. Fuseke!

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  6. These desperate mazafakaz are throwing any piece of sh!t they can dream of.

    Sorry, yowa lies won’t stick. Even trying to pin homosexuality on an innocent man.

    MWA NYALA

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  7. Two wrongs do not make one right. PF messed up and HH and his mock coward miisters and MPs are mortgaging Zambia to infestors. Zambia is in sale. Lord, bring 2026 fast, do not know how many will die of starvtion before we kick UPNDists.

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  8. Nakachinda DONT PRETEND! YOU CLEARLY KNOW THAT IT IS THE SYNDICATE OF PF TO CAUSE TO THE SHORTAGE OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES . NEXT WILL BE MEDICINES. BE ALERT

  9. Only a fool and a very dull person will deny the fact that this government has secretly signed a deal with the Americans to bring GMO maize into the country through SA.

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