United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) leader, Charles Chanda, has demanded that the government avail the nation the details of the Zambia National Service (ZNS) and Shoprite deal.
Chanda called on the government to explain how they plan to feed 20 million Zambians using ZNS and how this deal affects private millers.
The UPPZ Leader in a statement issued on Tuesday in Lusaka further questioned what would happen to districts without Shoprite across the country.
He noted that the government had a duty to provide adequate information on the matter to the public.
“Zambia is facing a serious food security crisis, and the government must offer solutions that are in the best interest of all Zambians,” Chanda said.
He said it was not enough for the government to make deals with private companies without telling stakeholders how this would help Zambians.
Chanda demanded to know how the deal would affect private millers who are also trying to feed the nation.
The UPPZ leader called on the government to provide answers on the deal, including the details of the agreement, timeline and what benefits it would bring.
“We need answers on how this deal will benefit the people of Zambia. We need to know what the government plans to do to ensure that even those districts without Shoprite are not left out of this scheme,” he said.
Chanda urged the government to approach matters of national importance like food security with more transparency and accountability.
“It’s time we recognized that the welfare of the Zambian people is our top priority. the government must be held accountable to ensure no Zambian goes hungry as we strive to secure food security for all our people,” he said.
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