MAZ accuses Mealie meal traders of exploitation

Mealie Meal
The Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) has accused mealie meal traders of exploiting consumers by selling the country’s stable food above the recommended retail price.

MAZ president Allan Sakala has expressed deep concern that traders have continued to sell mealie meal at high prices when the millers are still selling the product at low price.

Mr Sakala has told Qfm News in an interview that it is unfortunate that mealie meal traders have continued to exploit consumers with high prices.

He says traders should exercise morality in their dealings because millers are still selling their Mealie meal at a low cost.

Mr Sakala says the actual recommended price should be Sixty five kwacha per 25kg bag of breakfast and sixty kwacha for roller meal.

He adds that it is immoral for traders to sale Mealie Meal above the recommended retail price.

Mealie mealie in some parts of Western province is fetching as high as K90 for a 25kg bag of breakfast and K85 for roller meal.