Mealie Meal Prices to Remain High

The Millers Association of Zambia says mealie meal prices will continue going up because the economic fundamentals in the country are in disarray.

Association president Allan Sakala said with the weak kwacha and also the expected increase in fuel prices there could be a further upward adjustment of mealie meal prices – the country’s staple food.

Mealie meal prices in Eastern Province have risen fetching between K75 to K78 for a 25 kilogramme breakfast bag.

Sakala said it was unclear whether the projection for the harvest this year would be healthy as there had been challenges in the input delivery and also a patchy rain pattern in some areas.

He said it had not helped that the commodity had to be transported to Eastern Province adding to the cost.

Source : Zambia Reports

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