Lungu warns millers, traders over mealie-meal price hikes
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By STEVEN ZANDE –
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has warned that the Government will not condone anyone, whether trader or miller who wants to take advantage of the current maize deficit to exploit Zambians through unwarranted maize price hikes.
Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister Michael Katambo has announced that he will today meet maize value chain stakeholders to come up with measures to address escalating mealie-meal prices to make the staple food affordable to consumers.
Mr Lungu said authorities were closely monitoring mealie-meal prices and that it was misplaced to trivialise and politicise the issue of mealie-meal as the matter affected every Zambian regardless of affiliations.

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