Patriciotic Front (PF) leadership in Northern Provincial has appealed to President Michael Sata to intervene in the mealie-meal shortage in the country.
Northern Provincial PF Secretary Evarist Chella who stormed ZANIS office in Kasama today and was flanked by Women Provincial Vice Chairperson Rosemary Chilufya and other party officials said the party in the Province is worried because the mealie-meal shortage which he said is the lives of ordinary people in the nation.
Mr. Chella requested President Sata to instruct the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) to off-load maize to millers to address the shortage.
He noted that mealie-meal shortage in Northern Province needs urgent attention by the national leadership.
Mr. Chella observed that a 25 kg of breakfast mealie-meal has shot up from K50, 000 to as high as K80, 000 which is too costly for people.
He also said that there is no reason for people to encounter problems when accessing mealie-meal in the nation because the nation experienced a bumper harvest in the last farming season.