Government advised to establish a mealie meal processing plant in Chipata.

Government has been advised to establish a mealie meal processing plant in the provincial capital of Eastern Province, Chipata.
United Party for National Development UPND says that this is the only way that prices of mealie meal, will reduce.
UPND Provincial Publicity Secretary, Victor Mbuzi says that prices of mealie meal are high because dealers spend a lot of money in transporting the product from Lusaka.
Traders of the staple food have defied the government recommended price of 55 Kwacha per 25 kilogramme bag of mealie meal.
The dealers are selling the commodity at more than 60 Kwacha per 25 kilogramme bag, a situation which has raised concerns among consumers.

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