The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) says there is need for more clarity from the government with regards its intention to sign a Statutory Instrument (SI) banning the export of maize.
JCTR Director, Fr. Leonard Chiti has told Qfm in an interview that in as much as the ban on maize exports is necessary, there is need for government to explain what has necessitated such a decision in view of earlier assurances that there was enough maize in the country.
Fr. Chiti says the Patriotic Front should stop misleading Zambians by making pronouncements contrary to the situation on the ground, which he says has become characteristic of the PF.
He adds that Zambians are left to wonder what is going on in the agriculture sector and the governance system.
Fr.Chiti further states that Zambians are beginning to get worried and cannot trust the Patriotic Front administration in view of conflicting pronouncements.
Agriculture Minister Robert Sichinga has indicated that government is expected to sign a Statutory Instrument (SI) banning maize exports to stabilize Mealie meal prices in the country.