GBM still selling meali-meal above KR50, gets ultimatum to reduce

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Northern Province Minister Gerry Chanda has given an ultimatum to millers and retailers dealing in maize meal in Northern province up to Saturday 19 to reduced the price of the commodity or have their trading license revoked.

And a ZANIS survey carried out in Kasama revealed that mealie meali at Shoprite checkers was that breakfast meal has been reduced to KR49, at Kasama milling break fast was at KR60 and GMB break fast was still above KR50.
GBM brand of meallie meal is owned by defence minister Geoffrey Mwamba.

Colonel Chanda told ZANIS in press briefing yesterday that it has come to the light of the government that some millers in the area have defied the presidential directive of reducing the mealie meal price to KR50 break fast and KR45 roller meal

He said millers in Kasama should comply and reduce the prices as per directive because Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has sold sufficient maize grain to them.
Col Chanda also disclosed that FRA has begun selling maize grain to people in the area as a measure to avert maize meal shortages in the province.
He however, said a family is only allowed to buy five bags of maize grain at FRA storage rooms.

However, Col Chanda was quick to caution people who may abuse the service that the law shall not take kindly to anyone found disturbing government’s move aimed at stopping mealie meal shortage in the area..

Northern Province experienced maize meal shortage in the past three weeks.

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28 Responses to GBM still selling meali-meal above KR50, gets ultimatum to reduce

  1. 2013 kuzakhala njala yakawawa with Sata in power amdala he is a ‘Missed Call’

    PJA - January 18, 2013
    18:37

  2. Iwe Mwansa, tempiya shawanoko chikala elo te unga bobe we mbututu iwe

    GBM - January 18, 2013
    13:08

  3. Ba Watch Dog,,,can you please indicate the actual price from GBM not speculation of ABOVE KR50 !!!!!

    UBUTEKO - January 18, 2013
    10:38

  4. let the Market forces determine Mealie meal prices

    sipowasipo - January 18, 2013
    08:25

  5. I used to think Sata is a man of action,now what seen is that he just likes talking and threatening.

    Big Man - January 18, 2013
    07:49

  6. FELLOW BLOGERS CAN WE CHECK ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND POST MEALI MEAL PRICES. INDICATE TOWN, SHOP CHECKD AND PRICES FOR 25kg BREAKFAST AND ROLLER MEAL. THIS WILL HELP US HAVE A GENERALISED FEEL OF THE STATE OF THE NATION ON THIS VITAL COMODITY. KAILI KULIBE PRESS COMFRENCES

    Wake up - January 18, 2013
    07:09

  7. BA GBM DONT BOTHER,THE FACT IS THAT YOU ARE A THREAT TO PF FULL STOP.YOU ARE DOING YOUR BEST WITH YOUR MINISTRY,JUST WORK BA TATA,AFTER ALL YOU ARE NOT THE MANAGER OF THAT MILLING COMPANY .LET THE PEOPLE YOU HAVE INTRUSTED AGUE ABOUT THE MEALIE MEAL ISSUES CONCENTRATE ON YOUR MINISTRY.BRAVO!

    linda - January 18, 2013
    06:55

  8. Wat determines the price of a commodity? Pliz those who want
    cheap mutaka let them buy maize frm fra n take it fo grinding but it too wl be costly at the end,grinding charge, waste as gaga, transport, etc so pliz Miles explain basics of economics to yo CNPs. Yu have hIgh price of fuel,electricity, minimum wage on labour, wear n tear on mahines etc so its not the cheap maize that fra steal frm farmers that determines let economic forces prevail. One term chabe.

    kaka - January 18, 2013
    06:09

  9. The Battle is the LORD’s.

    No Name - January 18, 2013
    06:06

  10. In Solwezi, Zambezi, and Chavuma where I visited the markets they black market is selling meali mill at Kr85 and Kr90. May you please see to it that we have maize from FRA sold to people to reduce these hicks. And all Miller deports have no mealie mill at all.

    Things are not ok.

    SEMEKI - January 18, 2013
    04:27

  11. i agree with the pipo who’re saying that GBM is a business man yes he is so he can decide what price his product can sell on because his business is not government owned & there4 price is his choice.the politicians who think they can bring his business & him down are liars GBM is the stem including Lubinda 4 sata & imagine how important the stem is so ba sata can’t do anything crazy with those guys he knows whats best 4 him,even this issue of lubinda won’t go far because he is a stem.kabimba poor public figure the man can even address the nation properly unless vomiting bad words 4 the opposition & looking 4 fights he can’t manage 2 fight & win,Mr u’ve no presidential qualities naba lubimda is vibrant than u dn’t even feel jealousy because U know thats true.let GBM & BIG LUBINDA be stop fighting them they’re vibrant than u & even the rest of the politicians stop anyway u know the truth that they’re vibrant thats why u’re fightig them.LOSERS.

    madalitso masuzyo - January 17, 2013
    22:18

  12. The problem is not high production cost ,but a foreseen shortage of maize grain by millers. Due to poor farmer support programs ,Amy worms and sulphur dioxide pollutions.

    Umumbulu - January 17, 2013
    21:10

  13. You expect millers to reduce the price of akabunga when there is limited supply. Mayb extra lessons on demand and supply will help.

    Amosk - January 17, 2013
    20:55

  14. Sata Price KR 50, BLACK MARKET Price KR 80

    Except there will be shortages in places which insists o0n selling t Sata price.

    Kays - January 17, 2013
    19:45

  15. This government drove us to these prices…..impose minimum wage…..the reason behind these prices and then impose mealie meal prices.
    Eish koma jocker is in zzambia tel batman!!!

    indiana - January 17, 2013
    19:33

  16. Black Market dawn!

    From this point on there will be 2 parallel prices of mealie meal in Zambia. Sata’s price and BLACK MARKET price which will somewhat reflect production costs. This is normally the preamble to ‘FOOD RIOTS’…..

    Kays - January 17, 2013
    19:28

  17. The minister and his government are jokers, they do not understand such simple things as cost of production. any way what do you expect to be ruled by a person with a degree in witchcraft obtained over night ..kekekeke.

    Inlinewithpfmanfesto - January 17, 2013
    19:20

  18. Gbm being a business man should explain to cnp and company what is involved in production of meali meal.otherwise,its either he heeds the directive or be kicked out like lubinda

    Mr Kiss - January 17, 2013
    18:35

  19. Don’t just say “selling above K50′. How much is it?

    monk analyst - January 17, 2013
    18:30

  20. @ftj.this has nothing to with gbm joining politics.the reason is purely based on busines principle.should gbm make a loss just because he is in govt?lets be practical guys.

    rasta - January 17, 2013
    17:58

  21. Ndeloleshafye.

    1faluja - January 17, 2013
    17:47

  22. People still drink beer everyday meaning they can afford it. So mealie meal should be above KR50. Pipo just need to change thier priorities.

    Blessings - January 17, 2013
    17:28

  23. If chimbwi has no plan and if he does not understand the rules of demand/supply in a liberalised economy,he will continue passing decrees behind microphones without thinking!

    zokole - January 17, 2013
    17:27

  24. GBM IS HONEST MAN.HE SAID HE JOINED POLITICS FOR BUSNESS.BRAVO YOU TOLD THE NATION WHY YOU JOINED POLITICS.BUT SATA THE SATANIST IS A FAKE PROMISER..THE BATTLE IS THE LORDS..

    ftj - January 17, 2013
    17:18

  25. PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE! IT MAKES ME SICK, NOW THE PRESIDENT IS AN EXPERT IN EVERYTHING, LET LAWS OF DEMAND AND SUPPLY DETERMINE THE PRICE, WHERE IS OPERATION FLOOD THE MARKET?

    sosa - January 17, 2013
    17:14

  26. Bwafya

    cbu - January 17, 2013
    17:01

  27. why should you threaten him?if people can buy at that much in Kasama ..they are supporting their son GBM..let them be!!

    CNP-4U - January 17, 2013
    16:46

    • Spare Dumbo on this one. The Man made thngs very clear. He joined gvmnt for bussiness.

      Mutombu Kabunji - January 17, 2013
      17:49