Meallie meal prices continue rising

Traders in Mwinilunga district in North-Western province have increased mealie meal prices by between K 5 and K 10 per 25 kilogram bag.

A random survey by ZANIS today in the central business district found a 25 kilogram bag of breakfast mealie meal selling at K 85 from the previous K80 while a 25 kilogram bag of roller meal trading at K70 from K 60.

Davies Musomali, one of the traders talked to attribute the increment of mealie meal price to the increment in order price.

Mr Musomali said millers have increased the order price of a 25 kilogram bag of both breakfast and roller meal hence the increment in the retail price.

Some consumers talked to in the district have expressed deep concern over the increment in mealie meal prices saying it is exploiting.

They said Zambia recorded a bumper harvest during the 2012-2013 farming season therefore they do not see the reason for the sharp increase.

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