Government to buy all the maize from farmers and export it – Lungu


President Edgar Lungu has directed the FRA and other relevant authorities to export the maize and bring into the country the much needed foreign exchange.


President Lungu says government will buy all the maize from farmers and export it because most countries in the region have no food.


And the President said it is sad that the opposition are claiming that they will open up more mine companies if voted into power.


President LUNGU was speaking at a rally in Luwingu Boma to drum up support for PF candidate in the Lubansenshi by election George Mwamba.


He said that government is looking at measures to address the challenges facing the economy.


Meanwhile President Lungu says his government has taken steps to improve the agriculture sector.


He says one of the measures that his government has taken is to rehabilitate and construct roads so that agriculture areas have easy access to the market.


President Lungu who was speaking when he addressed a public rally at Muchilaka Primary school to drum up support for PF candidate GEORGE MWAMBA in the September 24th Lubansenshi parliamentary by election said it is for this reason that farming inputs have

lready been delivered this year.


And President Lungu held two public rallies to drum up support for the PF candidate in the September 24th parliamentary by-elections.


Meanwhile, President Lungu has recognized Senior Chief Shimumbi of Luwingu.


The President says he values the role traditional leader’s play in national development.


The President was speaking in Luwingu yesterday when he paid a courtesy call on the traditional leader.


President Lungu urged the chief to embrace all Zambians despite their political affiliations.


He said he is happy with the campaigns in Lubansenshi and called on the chief to help maintain the peace in the area.

Meanwhile the President said he is not happy with the state of Senior Chief Shimumbi’s house and he has pledged that his administration will immediately start building a house for the chief.


And Senior Chief Shimumbi said he is happy with the President’s move to recognize him.


The Chief through his representative noted that the move by President LUNGU is an indication that Government is concerned with the welfare of the People.


He said he received his recognition letter on 8th September delivered to him by Northern Province Minister Freedom Sikazwe.


And President Lungu has instructed PF structures in Northern Province to be united and focused if the party is to grow stronger ahead of next year’s general elections.


President Lungu says he is saddened to learn that the party structures have not been coordinating well and urged the leadership to ensure that harmony is restored.


Speaking before departure to Lubansenshi at Kasama Airport this morning, Mr. Lungu, who is also PF president, said there is need for the party to remain solid in view of pending parliamentary by-election in Kasama Central Constituency.


He advised PF structures in the province to immediately come up with programmes that will help to consolidate the ruling party.


The president counseled the electorate in Kasama against electing selfish leaders whose drive is centered on boasting about their wealth once the date for the impending by-election is set.


President Lungu urged people to elect a humble and selfless leader once the date for the impending


The head of state noted that money should not be used as a tool to woo electorates but one’s development agenda.


Meanwhile, President Lungu has reiterated his call for peaceful campaigns in the September 24 Lubansenshi and Solwezi West parliamentary by-elections.






  1. Why can’t they facilitate the export of maize instead of buying directly? A simple minded man like me will think they are desperate to get there hands on money. I thought that was the point for levies and export tax.

  2. Exporting in the name of desperation to bring the dollar down, right? Hope this doesn’t make the kwacha devaluation worse otherswise our humble brothers in PF have failed.