Saturday, December 01, 2012

(LUSAKATIMES) Maize-prices sky-rocket in Kabompo

Maize-prices sky-rocket in Kabompo
TIME PUBLISHED - Thursday, November 29, 2012, 7:30 am

Kabompo residents have appealed to government to offload large quantities of subsidized maize from the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) in the district.

The residents want FRA to offload the maize so that they could from the market and mill it themselves because of the high increase in the price of both maize and mealie meal.

A survey conducted by ZANIS yesterday morning at Musamba and main markets in the district revealed that the price of maize has gone up from K10,000 to K30,000 per tin, and from K30,000 to K90,000 per 50 kilogramme bag.

Those talked to at the markets appealed to government to offload large quantities of FRA maize on the market for the general public to buy during the rainy season when the district faces hunger due to food shortages.

The survey also revealed that roller meal has run out in all retail shops in the district while a 25 kilo gram bag of breakfast meal is selling at K 75,000.00

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