Kasama runs out of mealie meal completely, milling company forced to close

Kasama Milling Company management says it has closed operations due to lack of maize stock. Meanwhile, Kasama has completely run out of meallie meal and people are now eating cassava.

ZANIS reports that Kasama milling company Director Lupando Munkonge confirmed the development in an interview in Kasama, on Thursday.

He added that his company has no feed stock to produce mealie meal. He explained that his management had placed an order of 19,0000×50 kilogrammes bags of maize from Food Reserve Agency FRA two months ago but the agency has not supplied yet.

He explained that without maize stock his company has been forced to close down.

Meanwhile, all Kasama Mealie meal outlets have run short of the commodity forcing people to start buying Cassava Meal and some rice.

And a mealie meal dealers, Luka Kampamba has appealed to Kasama milling company to start operations so that the shortage of mealie meal in the area could be sorted out.

Mr. Kampamba said he has not been selling maize meal for almost three weeks and his business has been affected.

He added that currently he was only selling bread flour.

Mean while , ZANIS survey carried out on Thursday, revealed that the commodity had run out in all the major outlets.

At GMB outlet mealie meal has also run out and National milling Company is expecting 1,400,000 X 50 kgs Bags on Friday.

It was the same at Shoprite as well has run out of mealie meal too.

Problem of mealie meal shortage has persisted in Kasama. Kaputa and Mbala as the millers are reported to have run out of maize Grain.

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46 Responses to "Kasama runs out of mealie meal completely, milling company forced to close"

  1. Ngoni Zealot  December 14, 2012 at 21:49

    Well, well, well..this of govt is a total disaster. Its just unbelievable that we could be having mealie meal shortages just after closing the maize marketing season. Just unbelievable! With kabimba, sakeni, gbm, kambwili and their minions we are in for a real tough time ahead. With all this rubbish going on I’m shocked that the now infamous Post is silent. If you thought MMD were thieves watch this space.

  2. sinazeze  December 14, 2012 at 15:19

    Gods is angry with our leaders next will frogs all over

  3. Lyk Truth  December 14, 2012 at 14:33

    We ‘re herding to the end of the world, as a result, we are going to face many challenges in our lives. Zambians, we claim to be Christians, but why ‘re we portraying pictures of non Christians?

  4. Evelyn Hone reloaded  December 14, 2012 at 12:13

    But why?????????????????………!!!!!!

  5. Mubanga  December 14, 2012 at 11:42

    Enjoy your hunger as you celebrate the festive season!
    It’s DONCH KUBEBA!!

  6. kuyumayuma  December 14, 2012 at 11:35

    CNP’s govt is a government of failures. Where are the voiceful Civil societians, Fr. frank Bwalya, cathoilic Bishops, Nathaniel Mubukwanu, Lee habasonda, Reuben Lifuka, the media especially Fred Mmembe (we need editorials on the current scenario and please can you tell your uncle michael or whatever he is to you, Inutu Suba can explain? All of a sudden baf*kala you have gone quiet.

  7. katwishi  December 14, 2012 at 11:30

    I’M SURE FR FRANK BWALYA IS AWARE ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW.

    FR FRANK BWALYA WITH YOUR READ CARD CAMPAIGN YOU CHEATED US,VERY MUCH. YOU PRETEND TO BE A PRIEST WHILE YOU ARE NOT,CAMPAIGNING THROUGH CATHOLIC,JUST COME OPENLY IN POLITICS RING SO THAT WE FIGHT POLITICALLY.

    THE WAY YOU DO HIDING MUMUKASU WE SHALL TELL YOU SOMETHING WHICH WILL MAKE YOUR MUKASU TO FALL.
    DON’T THING ALL CATHOLICS ARE CARDERS FOR PF.

    SHIMAPEPO WABUFI

  8. Vilifier  December 14, 2012 at 11:03

    Happy Donchi Kubeba Season

  9. kk  December 14, 2012 at 10:58

    It is bumped harvest not bumper harvest. Wina azalila Mwata

  10. Cindy  December 14, 2012 at 10:51

    Did they not sell maize to South Africa and others a few months ago?

  11. Truth Seeker  December 14, 2012 at 10:24

    I amazed at level of tribalism here despite education the bloggers here will induce genocide. NOT ALL NORTHERNORS ARE BEMBAS. AND MANY ESPECIALLY IN MBALA,NAKONDE,MPOROKOSO VOTED AGAINST HIM.WHAT ABOUT THE MANY WHO VOTED FOR HIM IN MONGU? THE MAN DECEIVED MANY! HE HAS JUST FAILED AND MANY OF US KNEW HE’D FAIL THOUGH WE ARE SURPRISED AT THE SPEED!!

    • Tioneko  December 14, 2012 at 12:10

      Well said! They were even Tongas who voted for him.

  12. kopa nakis  December 14, 2012 at 10:20

    Dont blame govt. You voted for it. Let more prblms come. Amen.

  13. shaka  December 14, 2012 at 10:10

    thwy voted for him, let them starve, as for me am not complaining because i have enough and the people from kasama are very lazy, mujimenga mambo enu musakufwa ku nzala.

  14. Dick Chain  December 14, 2012 at 09:46

    When wicked men rule,people suffer!! Look at the weay Kabimba is behaving!!

  15. Gingko Pa Kaba  December 14, 2012 at 09:29

    Mwamoneni nomba ubwato bwa miletelela. Na ibukisha umudala umo anjebele ati, “mwaiche ubwato ubo ule landapo bwala ku letelela. We are in for it next year. No maize, drought and the plague of army worms. You guys need a moses. Where is the burning bush?

  16. leyad ~ north~west  December 14, 2012 at 09:15

    cnp nosence . God is not happy with th lier sata . mo problems to com fo 5yrs to finish u ll be eating yo children

  17. Bob  December 14, 2012 at 09:02

    If Zambians recall very well, you will remember that the Chiluba regime, in which Sata was a chief executive of the MMD, auctioned all maize reserves early after coming into power. What followed were food shortages of unimagined proportion. No one cared in government because the same leaders were the major buyers of the maize which they resold to DRC. Even fertiliser donated by cooperating partners like JICA ended up in Malawi and Tanzania by the same politicians (and most of them have since died).

    What is happening now is a recurrence and encore of the Chiluba era shortages which did not affect those in leadership because they were the major contributors. Whatever Zambians say or do will not matter as long as the PF leaders are benefitting. The only mistake (some) Zambians made was to vote for Sata whose poor track record was not a secret. Worse, Chanda Chimba III reminded Zambians about the Zambia under PF and Sata, which we are now witnessing.

    In this mess, not even God should be called upon to intervene, Zambians themselves have the power to save themselves by voting out this incompetent government with no plan for the future of majority Zambians. PF Zwaa, Sata Zwaa, Mmembe Zwaa.

  18. Mike wabwino  December 14, 2012 at 08:55

    Whats the name of the FRA new Executive Director???

  19. No Name  December 14, 2012 at 08:49

    Someone invited troble upon himself, you can not go on your knees in front of a Church and promise God’s people that you will govern using the Biblical 10 Commandments while you are busy doing the exact opposite. God can never be mocked. Unless one gets back to the Father of our LORD Jesus Christ, the only one who blesses without sorrow.

  20. i hate fornicators....  December 14, 2012 at 08:46

    i smell a realignment of the ministry of Agric mark my word….lol!

  21. Try & Error type of govt-pf  December 14, 2012 at 08:42

    Wait and see next yr this yr atleast u ar stil eating what rb left

  22. SJ  December 14, 2012 at 08:25

    kikiki…. and you thot you voted wisely. 2 bumper harvests in a row. Smuggling or not, maize should be plentiful. Only a dull govt such as this one doesn’t see the business opportunity it can gain from selling to Congo at a higher price. Instead you donated to other countries and subsidised it for others. Shame, CNP.

  23. Honest  December 14, 2012 at 08:23

    FRA taken a decisive action in oder to alleviate the sufferings of a common man.But what is surprising is that area MP Mr GBM has not helped
    much to reduce the sufferings of his electorate.

  24. Mufana Wamahafu  December 14, 2012 at 08:14

    I am just passing Mumbwa on my way to Kafue National Park for Christmas vacation with my family, the situation is the same. No mealie meal here.But I pray that Kasama remains like that for the rest of the year.

  25. ndumeleti  December 14, 2012 at 08:09

    THE PROBLEM WITH THESE CHAPS IT THAT EVEN IN THE MIDST OF A CRITICAL SHORTAGE THEY ARE STILL SMUGGLING MEALIE MEAL TO DR CONGO.

  26. Bull  December 14, 2012 at 08:03

    Let the idiots perish. Maybe their brains will start working

  27. patrick  December 14, 2012 at 07:51

    The idiots voted for pf so let them stuve 2 death 4 ther foolishness

  28. BIG CNP  December 14, 2012 at 07:43

    Well well well,kasama people u voted for this pf party and thought manna would fall from Heaven,deal with it don’t even complain your MP GBM has a milling company why not tell him to solve that problem vote wisely next time.

  29. A real man  December 14, 2012 at 07:40

    I wonder why pf regime cn’t solve ths prblm by sendng policemen to arrest the inhumane mealie meal smugglers who only want to enrich themselves and these culprits it’s obvious they are knwn why can’t the govenment arrest the idiots or thex are the pf officials themselves doing ths vice and corruption is the pf fighting, worst gvt rubbish

  30. Monk Square Shootist  December 14, 2012 at 07:29

    ‘Mealie meal’ is bitter, Great Bag of Maize (GBM) is bitter, Millers are bitter and these online papers are also bitter!!! LOOOOOLest!!! Reap the fruits of your stupid tribal voting. You voted for a cluesless leader when alternatives were there for all sensible people to see. The current levels of incompetency in Pa Fwaka are making RB a Super president and Levy an angel. What annoys me most is that the same tribal grouping is still hopeful in their Ukwa and are quiet about the happenings in the nation. Had it been RB, Levy or any other non-kolwestan President at the helm, this country would have been on unquencheable fire. Kolwestan wake up and think with your heads and not your tribe, your kinsmen are starving in Kasama.

  31. GBM Milling  December 14, 2012 at 07:25

    Face it people of Kasama, that’s what you wanted. I have no pity for you

  32. SUNTWE  December 14, 2012 at 07:13

    Armworms its a curse coz of the CNP STYLE OF GOVERNMENACY

  33. ftj  December 14, 2012 at 07:08

    THE BATTLE IS THE LORDS

  34. Mr Kiss  December 14, 2012 at 06:57

    Important issues are happening in the country and the main concern of pf govt are by~elections.what wasted 5 years.since its kasama its ok,this is the change they wanted

    • Fringstone  December 14, 2012 at 07:45

      You are right, let them starve to death, this is the cahange they wanted.

  35. s.k  December 14, 2012 at 06:50

    Am in Solwezi, the scenario is the same.We are in trouble people.

  36. Chambuleni kelvin mwamba  December 14, 2012 at 06:48

    Awe nomba ni copper yalapwa.No this is too much sata and y are u facing so much difficulties in goverving this nation?

  37. sharp  December 14, 2012 at 06:33

    IT’S THE OPPOSITION, THEY HAV EVEN BROUGHT ARMY WORMS

    • i hate fornicators....  December 14, 2012 at 08:24

      kekekekeke you have made my day lol!

    • sinazeze  December 14, 2012 at 15:17

      me too

  38. in the year of king Atas  December 14, 2012 at 06:32

    nkani yalula…..i was 10years old when riots wer rampant in 1988 coz of such…..nayo nayo

  39. mk  December 14, 2012 at 06:30

    Is it not a disgrace countrymen and women to keep on parroting and singing praise songs for a regime that can’t run the milling, electricity and fuel industries? One year down the line, the most experienced politician is busy undoing what the previous regime succeeded in implementing.it is unbelievable that the country is slowly getting to chaos. Do you remember how FTJ and his group abruptly ended queues? Today it is the opposite. Before we realise, we shall be queuing for literally everything. Even a troubled country like zimbabwe is better off than ours.

  40. FOREMAN  December 14, 2012 at 06:22

    Please FRA look into this matter cod u are the source&solution to this problems

  41. Black Bull.  December 14, 2012 at 06:20

    DO we behave like a crocodile that gets thirst in the middle of the lake?Where is the bumper harvest? Cassava can not replace maize in Zambia.Sorry Kasama people and Zambia at large.

    • PJ  December 14, 2012 at 06:54

      Its stupid Sata rubbish Adm that has brought Army Worms

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