Committee set up to curb smuggling of mealie meal

Government in Eastern Province has set up a committee to deal with the smuggling of mealie-meal into Malawi and Mozambique.
Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo, says that the committee which was set up in consultation with provincial minister, Malozo Sichone, is monitoring super markets and other mealie-meal retail shops.
He says that government is fully aware of the trend where mealie-meal is being exported to neighbouring countries in the region illegally.
Mr. Kasolo observed that exporting mealie-meal, is a new way smugglers are using to take Zambian maize out of the country.
He explained that following government’s embargo on maize exportation, people have now turned to mealie meal.
Mr. Kasolo has warned that anyone who will be found smuggling mealie-meal outside the country will be arrested.
Recently, people have been calling on government to put in place measures that will end smuggling of mealie-meal.

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