Mbala runs out of Meallie Meal

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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. sorry for mbala and other district vote wise

    mwejam3 - December 5, 2012
    15:41

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

    PF CADRE - December 5, 2012
    06:11

  3. 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.

    Socrates - December 5, 2012
    04:54

  4. 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.

    Sena - December 4, 2012
    23:26

  5. 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!!!!

    jacklee - December 4, 2012
    22:44

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

    jin, - December 4, 2012
    21:42

  7. 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

    Don P - December 4, 2012
    18:52

    • 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.

      Zyuka Uwalola - December 4, 2012
      23:27

  8. 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.

    Ngai - December 4, 2012
    18:52

  9. Zambians were warned, but did not listen.

    blago - December 4, 2012
    18:46

  10. “c”

    blago - December 4, 2012
    18:44

  11. 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.

    Advocate - December 4, 2012
    16:31

  12. 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.

    Zyuka Uwalola - December 4, 2012
    16:22

  13. 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!

    iNkhosi Mzilikazi DiniZulu - December 4, 2012
    16:05

    • well articulated my brother. little maize

      concernedcitizen - December 4, 2012
      18:59

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

    sharp - December 4, 2012
    15:52

  15. 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.

    prince.c - December 4, 2012
    15:41

  16. 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.

    Kajimang - December 4, 2012
    15:39

    • 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.

      ngalande lukuku - December 4, 2012
      16:05

    • 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.

      Scramble for zambia - December 4, 2012
      20:35

  17. 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.

    Gundown - December 4, 2012
    15:37

  18. 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.

    moses - December 4, 2012
    15:04

  19. 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.

    iNkhosi Mzilikazi DiniZulu - December 4, 2012
    14:55

  20. Mambwes are hard workers.

    Fili ukotuleya. - December 4, 2012
    14:41

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

    db - December 4, 2012
    14:33

  22. IT’S THE OPPOSITION… THEY….

    sharp - December 4, 2012
    14:32

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

    christianity verses - December 4, 2012
    14:07

  24. VIVA PABWATO

    JUDGE CHIKOPA - December 4, 2012
    14:04

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

    Minister Without Portfolio - December 4, 2012
    13:55

  26. 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!!!!!!

    Atas - December 4, 2012
    13:55

  27. Let them starve to death, they voted for thugs.

    Fringstone - December 4, 2012
    13:53

    • 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.

      Lyelela Lyambai - December 4, 2012
      15:09

  28. tute ne MBALAla,

    bp.com - December 4, 2012
    13:44

  29. whats happening we had bumper harvest

    København, Denmark - December 4, 2012
    13:41

  30. 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.

    Chaz wa Chaz - December 4, 2012
    13:39

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

      Lyelela Lyambai - December 4, 2012
      13:53

    • 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.

      ABENA DIGGERS TOWN - December 4, 2012
      13:55

    • 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!!

      The Seer - December 4, 2012
      13:57

  31. its good, it is happening in these areas.HH

    easterner - December 4, 2012
    13:38

  32. 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.

    osward - December 4, 2012
    13:33

  33. 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!

    pf cadre - December 4, 2012
    13:26

  34. kuichaila or kuifwaila …… Bena mbala Just keep quite .

    jka

    dominickalumba - December 4, 2012
    13:24

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

    joel - December 4, 2012
    13:23

  36. kuichaila or kuifwaila …… Bena mbala Just keep quite .

    dominickalumba - December 4, 2012
    13:20

  37. 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.

    COONDE - December 4, 2012
    13:20

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

      Kajimang - December 4, 2012
      13:36

    • 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.

      BKB - December 4, 2012
      15:01

  38. 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.

    concernedcitizen - December 4, 2012
    13:20

  39. 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

    ngalande - December 4, 2012
    13:18

  40. 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!!!!

    Kaliza - December 4, 2012
    13:05

  41. Too bad for Mbala residents. Do not despair.

    Honest - December 4, 2012
    13:05

  42. 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

    NTAZANA - December 4, 2012
    13:04

  43. LoL!

    red linso - December 4, 2012
    13:02

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

    Mpanga Mambwe - December 4, 2012
    13:00

  45. 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.

    BURNING SPEAR(AFRICAN TEACHER) - December 4, 2012
    12:57

  46. -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!

    Youngster! - December 4, 2012
    12:57

  47. Save the more money in your pockets Mbala people!

    Mubanga - December 4, 2012
    12:32

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

    EX ZIT - December 4, 2012
    12:28

  49. 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…

    EX ZIT - December 4, 2012
    12:27