Mealie-meal prices to reduce this week- Millers association

Mealie-meal prices to reduce this week- Millers association

THE Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) says the price of mealie-meal is expected to reduce by the end of this week as a way of passing on the benefits of the recent fuel price reduction to consumers.
MAZ president Andrew Sakala says some individual millers who are MAZ members have already started reducing the price of mealie-meal.
Mr Sakala said in an interview in Lusaka on October 9 that it has always been the trend to adjust the price of mealie-meal whenever there is a change in the fuel prices and in the harvest.
“Some millers have already implemented the reduction in the price of mealie-meal, as a result of a drop in fuel prices. We are hopeful to see a uniform adjustment by the end of this week,” he said.
And Commuters Rights Association of Zambia president Aaron Kamuti has called on the public transport operators to reduce bus fares as soon as possible.
Mr Kamuti said the reduction in the price of fuel should immediately be passed on to the commuters without negotiations and that it should be effective before the end of this week.
“Public transport operators are always quick to increase the fares whenever there is an increase in fuel prices, unlike when there is a reduction. It shouldn’t be like that,” he said.
Mr Kamuti said all local routes should be reduced by K200 and K500 on intercity routes.
On October 8, President Sata called on millers, the power utility company Zesco and other transporters to pass on the benefits of reduced fuel prices to consumers.

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