By JULIUS PHIRI –
THE 28 trucks that were intercepted at Mwami border post in Chipata laden with maize almost a month ago have now been taken to the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) sheds under tight security.
The trucks, which are foreign registered, were on Tuesday afternoon driven from Mwami to the FRA sheds within the border town.
Chipata District Commissioner Kalunga Zulu confirmed that the trucks were now parked at the FRA sheds for safe keeping.
The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) at Mwami border impounded the trucks destined for Malawi laden with maize.
Eastern Province Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo said the issue of smuggling maize and mealie-meal into Malawi needs to be addressed.
Meanwhile, Mr Zulu has commended the Chipata District Farmers Association (CDFA) for implementing governance projects which benefit citizens.
He said in a speech read for him by district administrative officer, Kapembwa Sikazwe at the close of a consultative meeting that community participation in governance issues was important.
He said Government had introduced platforms for good governance through measures such as the Decentralisation Policy.