Mealie Meal prices set to go up as Government announces removal of Maize subsidies

Agriculture and Livestock Minister Bob Sichinga has announced that cabinet has approved the removal of Maize subsidies
The move means that the price of Mealie meal, the country’s staple food will go up.
Mr. Bob Sichinga announced in Lusaka that cabinet had no choice but to do away with the maize subsidies.
“It was a very difficult decision to take, unpleasant as it, it is inevitable but I know something has to give,” Mr. Sichinga said.
“Therefore following intense and very passionate deliberations by cabinet, cabinet very reluctantly has authorized the removal of the miller/consumer subsidy,” he said.