PF says will soon remove meallie meal subsidies

Zambians should brace themselves for another mealie meal price hike. This follows Government’s intention to remove subsidies on mealie meal
Agriculture and Livestock Minister Bob Sichinga said it is not practical to subsidise the cost of the staple food beyond the existing maize concessions from the Food Reserve Agency (FRA).
He said government is already subsidising the cost of mealie mealie through the off-loading of cheaper maize stocks from FRA to the millers.
Meanwhile the University of Zambia students have protested over government’s decision to remove subsidy on mealie meal.
The placard carrying UNZA students stormed Muvi TV studios chanting anti-government slogan.