Written by on March 25, 2020

Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has warned that government will confiscate mealie meal from traders selling the commodity beyond the recommended price of K136 for a 25 kilogram bag of Breakfast mealie meal.

Mr Lusambo is happy that the supply of the commodity on the market by millers accessing maize from the Food Reserve has stabilized but regretted that some traders have continued exploiting consumers by selling mealie between K170 and K200.

In an interview with Capital FM News, Mr Lusambo said all the mealie meal coming from millers that are on Government tripartite list should not sell beyond the recommended K136.

He has warned that government will not tolerate abuse of citizens by traders adding that the mealie meal that will be confiscated from them will be donated to vulnerable people in Society.

Meanwhile, Mr Lusambo says the distribution of mealie meal to far flung Districts in the Province among them Chirundu, Rufunsa and Luangwa will commence soon to enable residents access the commodity at a cheaper price.

He said District Commissioners from the said Districts are in direct contact with the milling companies among them Champion, Nyimba and African Milling to facilitate for the transportation of the commodity in the said areas.

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