The PF government says the mealie meal shortages currently being experienced in Chingola and Mufulira and across the country were just cosmetic and artificial.
According to Kitwe District Commissioner Chanda Kabwe, the people who lining up to buy Millie meal have been sent by UPND to create panic among the citizens. The government further days the commodity was in stock and citizens can just go and buy. Mr. Kabwe was speaking in his office yesterday after issueing a statement to the media.
However, a check this morning in major shops in Chingola revealed that there were only empty shelves (as evidenced from the attached pictures) in both Pick n pay and shoprite while in Mufulira only shoprite has the commodity and is characterised by long queues.