Mbala runs out of Meallie Meal

Mbala district has completely run out of meallie meal, Zambia’s staple food.

People in the vast district are running to and from in search of the commodity which went out of stock over the weekend.

Some residents talked to said their is serious suffering in the area as people do not know what to do next.

Some shop owners hoped that maybe by Friday there will be some Meallie Meal from far flung areas like Lusaka.

Just two weeks ago, the Copperbelt province and Kasama district ran out of meallie meal pushing the prices of the commodity to records high of K80, 000 per bag.

The PF regime promised to develop Zambia within 90 days of taking over government.

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59 Responses to "Mbala runs out of Meallie Meal"

  1. mwejam3  December 5, 2012 at 15:41

    sorry for mbala and other district vote wise

  2. PF CADRE  December 5, 2012 at 06:11

    To all those who want to know what is on ground in mbala.Like the page MBALATOPSTORIES on facebook.

  3. Socrates  December 5, 2012 at 04:54

    We have gone back to the kk era when we use to Que for mealmeal and many other essential commodities.
    we should be careful of the type and kind of people we give power to govern us.Mbala people voted and they are enjoying their vote. Viva kuchuundu.

  4. Sena  December 4, 2012 at 23:26

    Solwezi residents are queeing from as early as 04:00 hours just to buy one bag of 25kg at K65’000 and are being told that it is likely to go upto K70’000. Black marketeers are selling at K95’000 per 25kg bag.

  5. jacklee  December 4, 2012 at 22:44

    ITS GOOD THIS IS NOT HAPPENING IN MONZE BECAUSE THEY WOULD HAVE STARTED BARKING ABOUT ANOTHER SECESSION DON’T WORRY YOU FOOLS, NO SITUATION IS PERMANENT!!!!

  6. jin,  December 4, 2012 at 21:42

    Mbala mafias have a backup n that is chilemba. So thats not something to woory much about.

  7. Don P  December 4, 2012 at 18:52

    Why don’t these bembas farm. This is a pure sign of laziness. Till the land u chaps instead of always waiting for us easterners to be feeding u

    • Zyuka Uwalola  December 4, 2012 at 23:27

      Please, from now on, remember that Mambwes and Lungus in Mbala are not, and I repeat, are not BEMBAS. If anything, their nearest relatives are Fipas in Tanzania.

  8. Ngai  December 4, 2012 at 18:52

    Hivi sasa tunakuletea habari njema. Kwanza, mkutazari wake: Makutano ya watu wamekusanyika leo ilikushangilia siku kuu ya ufuru. Imbwa mlinzi ambao emekuwa akimtukana raisi wa Zambia shuja Bwana Michael Sata amekamatwa leo nakutupwa gerezani. chama cha upinzani nchini Zamba chiitwacho MMD chimekoma na viongozi wake wamekimmbilia mahali yasiojulikana.

  9. blago  December 4, 2012 at 18:46

    Zambians were warned, but did not listen.

  10. blago  December 4, 2012 at 18:44

    “c”

  11. Advocate  December 4, 2012 at 16:31

    It is easier to critisize than to govern. Governance requires gene while opposing requires noise making. Noise makers are good outside governmennt. Never ever risk to give them ministerial posts otherwise he’ll will break loose.

  12. Zyuka Uwalola  December 4, 2012 at 16:22

    The report that there is shortage of usu [mealie meal] in Mbala should be clarified like this: The Mbala town residents have run out of usu [mealie meal]. The farmers and villagers are not affected cos they still have alot of maize in the eastern,southern and northern villages. As for Mpulungu, the affected people are, again, the Mpulungu Port dwellers, for villagers have both cassava and malezi [millet] As for relish, there is kapenta, fish in general, milk meat and the Big Beans Business. Nga ciza uli? Tekini myenzo.Mutauvwa ukuyalwale.

  13. iNkhosi Mzilikazi DiniZulu  December 4, 2012 at 16:05

    One is left wondering just what the hell Zondwe thought he would do with the presidence in his hands. With all the experience he has, he has thus far been the worst headless idiot any country in Southern Africa has had for a president. Every day and night there, there is nothing roaming mu kalukobo apart from tribal bigotry and stupi re-alignments that are sparking unnecessary expenses for the state. The endless poaching of MPs and the resultant bye election is also another tragic addiction of Zondwe that has wrecked havoc on state coffers. As though this was not bad enough, the SOB illegally allocates his wife a budget and also starts building his retirement home knowing only too well that Dr Desai in India gave him only one year more to live before he kicks the bucket, so why build a retirement home that he will surely not live to occupy! Bukuba bwa musholi ba bu tulile sikala!

    • concernedcitizen  December 4, 2012 at 18:59

      well articulated my brother. little maize

  14. sharp  December 4, 2012 at 15:52

    which mbala r u toking about? Therz no mealie meal nd its u speakng lies. Watchdog is giving u sleepless u pamafi chaps

  15. prince.c  December 4, 2012 at 15:41

    there is only onething that keeps on suprising me why the govt has kept on exporting maize to other countries when hunger in this country is been smelt.if we are not careful very soon we wil be beging from these same countries we feeding today,why cant they jst counsel all the permits for xporting maize and leave some for consumption more over we dont knw how this seasons rain wil b.any way lets jst continue praying for Gods kingdom to come.

  16. Kajimang  December 4, 2012 at 15:39

    AM IN MBALA RIGHT NOW THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF MEALIE MEAL. WE HAVE PILENT OF MEALIMEAL NOW IN MBALA THE WRITER OF THIS ARTICLE IS NOT TELLING THE TRUTH.

    • ngalande lukuku  December 4, 2012 at 16:05

      Stop lying, I live here in Mbala and shops have run out of mealie meal. People right now are panicking. This is a reality. Some traders have hiked the price to K80,000 per 25Kg of breakfast. I don’t know what is really happening in our country. FRA please give maize to millers so that we do away with black markets. We dont want to suffer in our own land.

    • Scramble for zambia  December 4, 2012 at 20:35

      I feel for the mbala mafias.these mafias refused to be cheated by pf and the post.they gave their votes to mwalimu simfukwe and mmd.
      Its very saddening that someone just comes up and starts saying the ‘dogs’ are lieing.this news is everywhere.do not restrict yourself to only one news source.

  17. Gundown  December 4, 2012 at 15:37

    Since we already have a shortage of leaders, we will soon have a shortage of Chiefs, men, women and a shortage of everything.

    It had to take ZAF to fill the swimming pool using their new fire-tenders and our only and dearest tender from LCC. That’s a shortage of leaders and decision makers at Lusaka water.

  18. moses  December 4, 2012 at 15:04

    THESE CHAPS VOTED FOR IT WHY WORRY EVEN, IF MY RELATIVE ARE THERE THEY BOASTED OF DOING A GOOD JOB LET THEM STARVE TO DEATH , AFTER CHILEMBA IS THERE THE MAMBWES CAN STIL SURVIVE WITHOUT NSHIMA. THEY ARE ON DON’T KUBEBA PAYROLL LET THEM GET ENOUGH MEALIMEAL SOMEWHERE VIVA DON’T KUBEBA THEY VOTED FOR IT. WE SAID WE NEEDED A FARMER AT STATE HOUSE AND THEY WANTED A KAPONYA.LET THEM ENJOY THE HUNGER.

  19. iNkhosi Mzilikazi DiniZulu  December 4, 2012 at 14:55

    If this is not failure to run the nation, then I do not know what else equals this. Every day it’s useless stinking re-alignments and appointments while the nation is sinking deeper into troubled waters. Sata is a very painful daylight nightmare.

  20. Fili ukotuleya.  December 4, 2012 at 14:41

    Mambwes are hard workers.

  21. db  December 4, 2012 at 14:33

    Tiye tiwone na chilemba…..kupolomya na vishupu usiku onse.

  22. sharp  December 4, 2012 at 14:32

    IT’S THE OPPOSITION… THEY….

  23. christianity verses  December 4, 2012 at 14:07

    Let them take the maize they harvested recently to chigayo FULL STOP.

  24. JUDGE CHIKOPA  December 4, 2012 at 14:04

    VIVA PABWATO

  25. Minister Without Portfolio  December 4, 2012 at 13:55

    Mwankomela paulanda cuumi! Kumwitu utali sure ku Mbala!!!

  26. Atas  December 4, 2012 at 13:55

    Too bad fellow countrymen in MBALA/KASAMA. Hope the son of your soil, H.E Constable MCS, will rise to the occassion soon enough.

    PA BWATOOOO!!!!!!

  27. Fringstone  December 4, 2012 at 13:53

    Let them starve to death, they voted for thugs.

    • Lyelela Lyambai  December 4, 2012 at 15:09

      I dont think the people of Mbala voted for the party of thugs and liars like the majority of Zambians but we will all have to suffer for the folly of Lsk and Copala voters and Bemba tribalism.

  28. bp.com  December 4, 2012 at 13:44

    tute ne MBALAla,

  29. København, Denmark  December 4, 2012 at 13:41

    whats happening we had bumper harvest

  30. Chaz wa Chaz  December 4, 2012 at 13:39

    Ubunga issue is not new in Zambia. Government has already done their part and they have established that the Zambian people who are complaining are behind the illegal exporting of UBUNGA to CONGO why is government being blamed?
    Please be objective.

    • Lyelela Lyambai  December 4, 2012 at 13:53

      but of course govt would have been to blame if it was happening under RB’s watch right?

    • ABENA DIGGERS TOWN  December 4, 2012 at 13:55

      My mealie meal exports has being going on for a long time even in the reign of FTJ,LPM and RB not even a single day did we had shortages of the staple food ubunga as you call it.Everyone knows except that its PF government’s poor planning that led to the shortages.Just accept the fact about it and help your PF government to start governing the country rather politicking all the time.

    • The Seer  December 4, 2012 at 13:57

      Smuggling of mealiemeal to Congo is not a new phenomena. Hence, Congo has always been named the 10th province of Zambia. What is it that is happening now that should bring shortages? Running away from responsibilities will not help, but being proactive and on top of things.That is why they are in power. Full stop!!

  31. easterner  December 4, 2012 at 13:38

    its good, it is happening in these areas.HH

  32. osward  December 4, 2012 at 13:33

    just go kalundwe,cassava, these bemba himped crooks want kalundwe to become the staple food in zambia so be swift in joining yo province mates in chinangwa.otherwise maize to soon go into extinct with these guys.

  33. pf cadre  December 4, 2012 at 13:26

    Every year, before Chisata and PF first rains brought inswa but this year mvula inabweretsa viminyanyau vosaneneka instead of mafulufute! This is not a joke!Even the gods are bitter with Chisata to an extent that previously delicious species of mushrooms are coming out bitter and poisonous this year!

  34. dominickalumba  December 4, 2012 at 13:24

    kuichaila or kuifwaila …… Bena mbala Just keep quite .

    jka

  35. joel  December 4, 2012 at 13:23

    nice…learn that your relative is chimbwi no plan..

  36. dominickalumba  December 4, 2012 at 13:20

    kuichaila or kuifwaila …… Bena mbala Just keep quite .

  37. COONDE  December 4, 2012 at 13:20

    RESPECT THE TONGA PEOPLE FOR HAVING INTRODUCED THE GROWING OF MAIZE IN ZAMBIA, AND FOR CONSTANTLY WORKING HARD TO PRODUCE THE CROP TO FEED EVEN PEOPLE WHO DON’T GROW IT AND YET EAT IT AS THEIR STAPLE FOOD ALSO. RESPECT THE TONGAS AND SUPPORT THEM IN THEIR AGRICULTURAL EFFORTS.

    • Kajimang  December 4, 2012 at 13:36

      u shud know that its not only Southern province wer maize is cultivated its done in all the provinces. Be sober in yo statements

    • BKB  December 4, 2012 at 15:01

      My friend your area can only produce maize only . Ku mwesu ku muchinga in particular my district chinsali, fyonse eko fya ba amataba, amale, kalundwe etc. So I dont not know why you are boosting about iciswebebe.every time ni relief maize.

  38. concernedcitizen  December 4, 2012 at 13:20

    seems like the only thing that can’t run out in this country is the creation of unbudgeted districts and a display of clueless in running the country.

  39. ngalande  December 4, 2012 at 13:18

    Ha ıts true and the contrıbutıng factor ıs 1. People here there ın mbala sell all of theır produce and the secondly FRA collect all of the maıze from the dıstrıct to lusaka and other town. Please ba PF do somethıng or else you wıll loss thıs comıng by electıon vıva mbala

  40. Kaliza  December 4, 2012 at 13:05

    Next year tiliko mu dust but. Farmers not paid, fertiliser not distributed, rains yo wayawaya. Watch out bane, good rains are not part of government policy!!!!

  41. Honest  December 4, 2012 at 13:05

    Too bad for Mbala residents. Do not despair.

  42. NTAZANA  December 4, 2012 at 13:04

    MBALA, THE FOOD BASKET WERE MAIZE AND BEANS IS PRODUCED IN LARGE QUANTITIES RUNS OUT OF MEALI MEAL.YOU PEOPLE WHY SELL ALL YOUR MAIZE TO FRA AND LEAVE NOTHING TO EAT.MAKES NO ECONOMIC SENSE.LEAVE SOME MAIZE FOR GRINDING DULL MBALA MAFIAS

  43. red linso  December 4, 2012 at 13:02

    LoL!

  44. Mpanga Mambwe  December 4, 2012 at 13:00

    Lini pupwe na chilamba namwee wayaya! Ama lezi eyasila vwile?

  45. BURNING SPEAR(AFRICAN TEACHER)  December 4, 2012 at 12:57

    ALA B LEFT BUMPER HARVEST AND SOMEONE FAILED TO TAKE CARE OF IT.IT APPEARS WE HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED BUMPER HARVEST WHEN THE PRESIDENT OWNS A FARM.eg.KK,LPM AND ALA B.

  46. Youngster!  December 4, 2012 at 12:57

    -Mealie Meal
    -Busu
    -Ubunga
    -Bufu
    -Bupi
    -Uunga
    -………

    The names go on and on but it all comes to the same thing – Staple Food. Please make it available everywhere!

  47. Mubanga  December 4, 2012 at 12:32

    Save the more money in your pockets Mbala people!

  48. EX ZIT  December 4, 2012 at 12:28

    They will eat cassava meal which in my opinion is the staple food that side…

  49. EX ZIT  December 4, 2012 at 12:27

    Kalundwe is the staple food in Mbala, they cant die of hunger there. I would have been worried if it was some provinces which entirely depend on Maize. Noti kuMbala, kotukalye chilemba (choli)nevinindi. sivyakulanda viakulolavie….lol
    Anyway sad story, let the powers be act in urgency. All the best Mbala pipo…

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