Lungu says there is enough food in the country

Lungu says there is enough food in the country

Zambia Has Sufficient Maize Stocks to Meet Both Industrial & Human Consumption Says President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu says government is cognizant of the fact that maize production in the 2018/2019 farming season was harvested more in the Northern half than the Southern part of the country due to the uneven rain distribution.

And President Lungu says while government is anticipating a number of food security threats, measures aimed at mitigating those threats in order to safeguard national food security have been put in place.

The Head of State has assured Zambians that the country has sufficient maize stocks to meet both industrial and human consumption.

Meanwhile, the President has called on all the farmers to sell all their maize to the Food Reserve Agency for government to beef up its national strategic reserves.

And President Lungu has warned the millers against taking advantage of the food security threats by exploring Zambians through unwarranted hiking of mealie meal prices.

The Head of State has announced that government is closely monitoring the mealie meal prices and, “will not condone anyone, whether traders or miller to take advantage of this situation by exploiting Zambians.”

“Against this background, is is misplaced to trivialize and politicize the issue of mealie meal prices as this matter affects every Zambian regardless of their various political affiliations.”

President Lungu said this when he officiated at the ground breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction works on the Chiansi irrigation project in Chanyanya, Kafue district, today.

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    Kamuti 1 week ago

    The hunger disaster is only on the negative minds of opposition blind followers. This is what happens when you feed your mind with negative…..all what you see is negative. Zambia has plenty of maize. The only problem is that we are also feeding our neighbours like Namibia, Angola, DRC etc. This has resulted in high demand for the commodity and hence high prices. In Namibia, a 25kg bag of b/f meal is selling at more than k300 and Zambians along the borders are making money while you are busy complaining. Negativity will spell doom on opposition.

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    Chelsey 1 week ago

    There is no hunger for pf corrupt men and women, but it is visible among majority Zambians. The truth pains, but that’s what it is. A spade has to be called by its name. Therefore, hunger is hunger; unless pf wants it be called corruption or beer.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

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    Miles Mulenga 1 week ago

    This only shows how alienated and totally disconnected Lungu is from the population that elected him. Lungu, go and have a look in the southern half of the country, and see for yourself what HUNGER looks like. One thing is for sure, those southerners won’t vote for you next time around! Just as well, nobody needs this most incompetent of governments Zambia has ever seen!

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    OBSERVER 1 week ago

    I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THERE IS THIS CRY FOR THE PRESIDENT TO DECLARE THE HUNGER SITUATION A DISASTER BY THE OPPOSITION. WERE WE NOT TOLD THAT FRA HAD MAIZE IN THE RESERVES? IT THE PROBLEM IS ON DISTRIBUTION – IS THAT THE DISASTER?