The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) in Kitwe District has called on the opposition to stop alarming the nation with regards the artificial shortage of mealie meal in certain parts of the country.
And the party in the district has commended the Zambia National Service (ZNS), Zambia Police and all active government wings for impounding numerous trucks laden with subsidized maize from the from Food Reserve Agency and destined for illegal export.
PF Kitwe District Spokesperson Christopher Kang’ombe says it is criminal for some smugglers and local traders to exploit Zambians.
He adds that it is wrong to hide in the name of free market economy when it is the Food Reserve Agency is providing subsidized maize.
Mr. Kang’ombe says the ruling party will not sit back and watch this practice continue.