LUSAKA, Wednesday, May 15, 2013 — His Excellency, Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata,
President of the Republic of Zambia, has assured Zambians that the PF government is
taking bold steps to facilitate practical and equitable distribution of national resources
amongst the general populace.
President Sata said the government is executing progressive decisions such as the removals
of the fertilizer subsidy to enable it dispense development equitably throughout the various
sectors and regions of the country.
“Our people have to understand that maize subsidies have been a pillar for the huge
economic inequality in our society as they only benefit the already well to do middlemen
and not the targeted vulnerable groups of our society. We are simply channelling resources
to the very poor citizens of our society and we are certain that for real economic and well
distributed growth to occur, these changes are necessary.