Traders avoid selling government price controlled mealie meal.

Some retailers in Chipata have stopped stocking mealie-meal, which has a government controlled selling price of not more than 75 Kwacha.
A check by Breeze News in most shops at Kapata market and Town centre found that the shops had no stocks of mealie-meal like Banja.
And some of the traders at Kapata market say they have stopped ordering the mealie meal because they are not making a reasonable profit from its sales.
But some shop owners in the first class trading area indicated that they were still waiting for the mealie meal to be delivered from last week when they made the orders.
Meanwhile, the price of a 25 kilogram bag of mother’s pride has reduced from 95 Kwacha to 88 Kwacha while that of a 10 kilogram bag is still at 44 Kwacha.
However, at Kapata market, People’s pride brand is still selling at 105 kwacha per 25 kilogram breakfast bag.

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