A critical of mealie-meal has hit Ndola with most popular outlets having run out of the commodity.
A check yesterday found that Shoprite and Pick n Pay stores in town did not have mealie-meal in stock.
Some people were found waiting at Shoprite around 12:00 hours after employees re-assured the customers that mealie-meal from Antelope Milling would be available in the afternoon.
The Olympic Milling depot in the town centre had breakfast mealie-meal where a 25kg bag was going for K74 and but it had no stocks of roller meal.
The National Milling depot had in stock 25kg bags of breakfast mealie-meal going at K65 while there was no roller meal in stock.
Mealie-meal prices in Lusaka yesterday remained unchanged despite Government’s intervention for traders to reduce the price of the staple food in Zambia.
Most traders in some parts of Lusaka maintained their prices at K70 for a 25kg bag of breakfast and K54 for roller meal.