Now Kabwe also runs out of mealie meal, cement

A critical shortage of mealie meal and cement has rocked Kabwe District, the Provincial Headquarters of Central Province.

ZANIS reports that long queues where noted at most retail shops and Millers premises for the commodities especially at National Milling Limited while at other retail shops such as Shoprite had nothing.

Meanwhile, unscrupulous entrepreneurs took advantage of the situation to buy in the bulk the commodities which they ,later sold at a profit to unsuspecting consumers.

A fleet of four by four vehicles such as Toyota Canters were found at the National Milling Business outlet in Kabwe stocking the commodity straight from the National Milling truck.

Individual customers were not accorded a chance to purchase the scarce commodity until after all the business agents had made their orders.

At railways Market, a few shops that had the Mealie-Meal in stock were selling at K68, 000 per 25KG bags while in Bwacha Mealie-meal the commodity was going at K70, 000 per 25KG bag.

Meanwhile, cement prices have also upped following a severe shortage .

Zambezi Portland is the only type of Cement available in town and it is only found at one outlet called Mapalo Enterprises.

A check by ZANIS this morning found the substance selling at K65, 000 per pocket.


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40 Responses to "Now Kabwe also runs out of mealie meal, cement"

  1. Chimbwi No Plan  December 16, 2012 at 10:48

    My mother stays in Kabwe !! Now this is unacceptable !!!!

  2. cc  December 15, 2012 at 16:52

    Please publish the phone number for the president so that we can get in touch with him.

  3. Papi  December 15, 2012 at 12:15

    Sata does not have Diplomacy.
    i 4 one very disapointed with him.
    He has brought back corupt pipo in the govenment.
    Corupt pipo with proven record.

    When he came in Power on his 1st speech he promised us that he was going to be zero torarance to CORUPTION.
    He was failed to Live by his words.

  4. kwatu  December 15, 2012 at 10:52

    I have been asking people who know the history of our president to tell me. Which schools did our president attend kanshi and how far did he go in his studies? Please educated colleauges educate us. Anyone please who knows.

  5. scribe  December 15, 2012 at 09:56

    The problem that sata has is he acts before thinking (to borrow one of his favorite phrases when in opposition). he thinks running a country is all about issuing decrees…has can turn every street into a district if he wants…but that wont change the material conditions of the people!!! You have to think…man…think hard…man! This is not a job for grade 2s!

    Your decrees are as useless as the commissions you appointed last year!

    More plagues are coming your way! You, in your usual unthinking way proclaimed that you shall rule by the ten commandments! God is a merciful, but also patient and decisive God. He will be sending you plague after plague to remind you!!!

  6. BA ZAMBIA  December 15, 2012 at 09:54

    I may b far away from hmo, bt we hear almost evythg. insults un bin tribal wont take anywhere. we r all zbians, our tribe is zbia. i knw sata is a tribalist. sata is not a zbian hence promoting tribalism in zbia. us zbians we shud not vote on tribal lines

  7. Mosquito  December 15, 2012 at 09:16

    Africa twasebana we dont even know where we are going as a country, essential commodities running out of stock???

  8. rule of law  December 15, 2012 at 08:55

    MR SAKENI AND MR CHENDA IS KABWE ALSO A BOARDER TOWN TO HAVE MEALIE MEAL SHORTAGE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Sequel  December 15, 2012 at 06:58

    ‘Hypocrites’ false playing and false worship make the sweet Spirit of God angry and cause His fury to break out.’

    ‘Every lie mocks the person who hears it, because the liar makes a fool of him by cheating him of the truth.’

    ‘Of all sinners the hypocrite does the most harm in this world and therefore will have the most torment in the other world.’

    Of these  Hypocrites par excellence: abrasive Sata; wailing Telesphore Mpundu under a White collar; hypnotic Mmembe or Fwaza Bwalya the blackmailer, which one is worse? They are all full mouths with empty hearts, rainless clouds. 

  10. Advocate  December 15, 2012 at 06:56

    The stuatuon as at now does not require elections but a nationwide strategic uprising to rebuild the lost glory.

  11. TOKA  December 15, 2012 at 05:58


  12. Big Chilolo  December 14, 2012 at 23:38


  13. Advocate  December 14, 2012 at 20:01

    What do you in such a stuatuon. You can’t even hold a Press, for what. The best thing to do is go into a toilet and start crying. After which you create more districts thereby increasing the budget. When the budget becomes too big you leave the Country and ruaway , actually hide in Mbeya and wish to die there soonest.

    • Zed spectator  December 15, 2012 at 09:04
    • Zed spectator  December 15, 2012 at 09:04


    • Zed spectator  December 15, 2012 at 09:16

      ZAMBIA !,, Shit hits the fan we still laugh. Keep it up guys no one will take this away from you Kenth Kaunda tried and failed for 27 years. Don’t worry every dog has its day. I love mother Zambia.

  14. kaya  December 14, 2012 at 19:32

    The end of PF is getting nearer

  15. Mubanga  December 14, 2012 at 19:19

    Mealie meal and cement have become the Chief Apostle of Bitterness in Zambia! A good lesson for the future if at all Zambians learn!

  16. blago  December 14, 2012 at 19:02

    Huge lesson to Zambians. Next time vote wisely!

  17. No more kolwe for president  December 14, 2012 at 18:29

    Remember guys, itz a grade 7 idiot on top.

  18. No more kolwe for president  December 14, 2012 at 18:20

    Hahaha…. Meali meal is bitter that PF won! Ayi Sakeni? oh, ape.

    • Mubanga  December 14, 2012 at 19:19

      Hahahahaha… for sure!

  19. Politics  December 14, 2012 at 17:37

    am sure an idiot somewhere is blaming the opposition and South Africa for the shortage! Zambia is finished!

  20. London  December 14, 2012 at 17:30

    Unip is back comrades every thing we fought for gone!

  21. BURNING SPEAR(AFRICAN TEACHER)  December 14, 2012 at 17:29


  22. zagaze  December 14, 2012 at 17:10

    Ezron,you are really dull. the zambian premier league is telling you that chitalu scored these goals in the 1972 zambian league games + international matches. what has nursery school got to do with this? you are the muzungu anikonde type of guys,so brainwashed that when you start talking with a white guy,you even change your accent. i will tell you another thing,this fight about chitalu has been there for a long time. i remember in the 80s as a small boy,my uncle told me about this record. so people ave been talking and trying to get it recognised since then. but its fools like you who keep watching english premier league,spanish and italian that you forget your own. how would you know about chitalu when your focus is arsenal or is it chelsea. knowing the history of these clubs by heart,knowing the transfers of player from time in memorial by heart. but am glad fifa has somewhat opnened your eyes. they dont want to recognise our chitalu and if you have any brains at all you will start to see that abalwani will not respect your own(chitalu) compared to theirs(messi,barcelon,chelsea). but you will still blindly follow the chelseas of this world. why spend all the money on beers watching english premier league? instead of using that money to buy a ticket for 10-15 pin at the gate at woodlands to watch national assembly play zesco or some other games in zambia. when Ezron did you last watch a local league game and dont cheat us here? be patriotic, no english man or spanish man is watching your league later on even buying your players with a few exceptions. even when we are african champions,they still wont get our players. just watch congo zaire league if you want international matches. be patriotic. so corrupt you are. even your name is borrowed. Ezron. why cant you get a zambian name? where is your pride. show me any chinese,british,american who has a zambian name? they will only have it if and only if they were zambians turned american,british e.t.c. in short there is no white man with a zambian name in israel,spain or britain. when kanshi will you people learn? am tired of this ignorance. Even your identity sure such as a name is also taken? kwena mulampapusha!!!

  23. osward  December 14, 2012 at 16:39

    Kabwe pf voters are bitter.

  24. Beerman lungu (home affairs)!  December 14, 2012 at 16:33

    Army worms too….CURSED GOVT

    • master  December 14, 2012 at 17:12

      worms are bitter

      • Mubanga  December 14, 2012 at 19:20


      • king fisher  December 15, 2012 at 09:19

        the worms formed a pact with the opposition,millers,omc’s and zambezi portland cement to discredit the govt

  25. Beerman lungu (home affairs)!  December 14, 2012 at 16:31

    Do you remember the plagues in egypt when God was about to deliver his people?Well God is about to deliver his people from these deceptive characters.Mealie meal shortages,petrol shortages,cement shortages,sky rocketing prices for commodities,pf party infighting,corruption etc are all a blessing in desguise.There is more to come.Gods hand is against these guys.

    • CRY MY BELOVED COUNTRY  December 15, 2012 at 16:54

      the blood of people they have been sacrificing in road accidents to stay in power is calling for justice

  26. bashi dr economist  December 14, 2012 at 16:28

    we told you tha pf is a bunch of brains chaps, you did not listen. you see now what has befallen us.

  27. Testikos Thole  December 14, 2012 at 16:26

    The coward ‘King Cobra’ isn’t even standing up with a spread hood to face the national challenges. Alishama umwana wa mbwa. He must have entered his mother’s womb from behind.

  28. Yetuna  December 14, 2012 at 16:23

    Really what is happening in Zambia is unbelievable. This is exactly the Zimbabwe story. Mother zmbia too bad.

    • Mubanga  December 14, 2012 at 19:21

      Wait, you have not yet seen the worst!

  29. Vilifier  December 14, 2012 at 16:06

    I can visualise PF chaps jumping and scampering out of the boat.

  30. WRITING FROM CHAWAMA COMPOUND  December 14, 2012 at 15:52

    The country is on fire ! In Lusaka’s Chawama componud people are annoyed and rioting over some pieces of land PF cadres cheated on them. it is fire everywhere,this govt shud just step aside before things get worse.

  31. magobbo  December 14, 2012 at 15:49

    Late them suffer,they voted for CNP.Late them fill the spead of the bnoat

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