Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Central PS directs law agencies to tighten smuggling leaks

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Central Province Permanent Secretary Milner Mwanakampwe has directed law enforcement officers in Mkushi to ensure that all trucks purported to be carrying farm produce to be thoroughly searched to curb smuggling of maize.

Mr Mwanakampwe observed that smuggling of maize has continued stating that there is need to enhance policing to ensure food security in the province.

He said that the people behind illegal export of maize are hiding the grain in bags where they load other farm produce.

And Mkushi District Commissioner Jonathan Kapungwe complained that the price of mealie meal in the district has continued to be high, at K230.

Mr Kapungwe said this is despite farmers harvesting this maize marketing season.

The District Commissioner noted that some maize smugglers have been loading maize in bags carrying soya beans.

He explained that most farmers have found an attractive market for soya beans across borders.

Mr Kapungwe stated that the smugglers have taken advantage of the situation and are hiding maize in the soya bean bags.

The District Commissioner also bemoaned a critical water shortage which has affected the district for more than five years.

He observed that most residential areas and the district administration do not have running water.

Mr Kapungwe however noted that with help from an investor, the district administration has managed to drill a borehole, procure a water tank and a tank stand.

In response, the Provincial Permanent Secretary said the USD 72,000 that the government has secured to enhance the operations of Lukanga Water and Sewerage Company will improve water reticulation in Central Province.

Mr Mwanakampwe said the water supply is a result of old pipes some of which have clogged due to cracks.

He assured that the water situation will improve as Lukanga Water and Sewerage Company will replace the old pipes with new plastic pipes.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Gay rights should be given priority. Until that is done, zambia Will continue to be poor and a failed country. I pray to a gay God

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  2. ……..

    LT must have homosexual editors and owners to be allowing it to become a homosexual notice board………

    • So what if they do? How does that affect you? If you live abroad chances are you have been treated by a gay doctor and other gay service providers. Next time on your death bed simply refuse to be treated by a gay doctor and see what happens.

  3. What about maize and fertilizer being misdirected in Kabwe last year
    happening within that office area going to the hierachy
    Do9 something about that

  4. @ Spaka
    Am sure you know this Wagner moron is Kaizar Zulu….same Makaka he used to be N.E.Z (New Educated Zambian) and he became Kaizar Zulu…he wants attention

    And back to the topic….it looks like smuggling and corruption will never end in Zambia

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    • Your accusations or allegations of what or who I am will not detract from our resolve to fight for LGBT rights. I am kaizar, I am naz and all the other names you want to list. I am grant kolala. I am a gay human rights activitist. All I care about is that you get the message and hopefully I change your ignorance for the good of the future generation. Your child may be gay, what are you going to do? Kill them?

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