Mealie meal prices reduced

Kasama January 23, ZANIS ---------Mealie Meal prices in Kasama district has been reduced following the directive from Northern province Minister Gerry Chanda.


A survey conducted by ZANIS in Kasama today found that most mealie meal dealers have reduced the prices up to KR12 in some cases.


Kasama Milling Operations Manager Ronald Sunga said the company has reduced the prices of the commodity in all the depots of the company.


Mr Sunga revealed that a 25Kg bag of breakfast meal has been reduced from KR58 wholesale to KR48 while retail prices have been reduced from KR62 to K50 respectively.


Mr Sunga said the prices apply to all the 12 depots that the company has in Muchinga, Northern and Luapula provinces.


And Kasama residents have praised government for responding quickly to the cries of people in the province.


The residents talked to said mealie meal is an important commodity and people should not suffer for it.


On Tuesday last week, Northern Province Minister Col. Gerry Chanda gave millers and mealie meal dealers an ultimatum of up to Saturday January 19, to reduce the prices of mealie meal or risk having their licenses revoked.