Chililabombwe Member of Parliament, Paul Kabuswe, says the shortage of mealie meal in the border town of Chililabombwe is real.
Kabuswe said: “This mealie meal shortage is demarketing us in Chililabombwe. The shortage is real. When I entered the district I could hear the complaints from residents, a solution is needed.
He said this in Chililabombwe when he paid a courtesy call on District Commissioner, Precious Njekwa, on Wednesday.
Kabuswe who was Mines and Mineral Development Minister said there was need to find a way of flooding the market while sealing loopholes and putting an end to smuggling.
He stated that a solution was needed soonest as the sentiments from residents against the United Party for National Development (UPND) was not pleasing.
Meanwhile, Copperbelt Minister, Elisha Matambo, said the Copperbelt administration was determined to reinforce security.
“We need to make serious adjustments and rearrangement of security to curb rampant smuggling,” Matambo stated.
Recently, the border town had been experiencing serious shortage of mealie meal as the price of the staple food climbed to K380 per 25 kilogram in some instances.
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