The number of mealie meal traders ignoring government’s directive to reduce the price of the staple food is increasing.

Mealie meal traders in Mambwe district have joined those that have ignored President, Michael Sata’s directive to reduce the price of the staple food.
This has angered consumers, who have appealed to government to quickly address the matter before people start going without eating.
Mabvuto Maumba from Chief Kakumba’s area told Breeze News that the traders are selling a 25 kilogramme bag of mealie meal at 55 Kwacha, which is five kwacha more than the recommended price.
Mr. Maumba says that he cannot understand how the traders can ignore President Sata’s directive.
And another resident, Mercy Mwenya has wondered why mealie meal traders want to exploit people when millers agreed to reduce the prices of mealie meal.
Last month, President Sata held a meeting with millers at which he convinced them to reduce the prices of mealie meal, which had gone to 80 Kwacha in some parts of the country.

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