Government has arranged 8 thousand metric tons of maize to be sent to the Copperbelt Province under the tripartite agreement to stabilise maize and mealie-meal supply in the region.
Ministry Agriculture Permanent Secretary Songowayo Zyambo said this has been done in view of the fact that although there is enough maize in the country, some millers have completely run out of the commodity.
Mr Zyambo says this has created an imbalance of mealie-meal distribution and pricing on the Copperbelt.
He has since directed the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) to immediately ensure that the maize gets to the Copperbelt without delay under the tripartite agreement.
Mr Zyambo has assured the public that the country has enough maize to produce mealie-meal up to the next harvest season.
He said this in Kasama when he addressed data collectors for the 2019-2020 crop forecast survey who are undergoing training.
He said Zambia’s crop forecast survey is a Scientific Survey that produces internationally recognised statistics and has urged the participants to collect credible data.