Looming maize shortage worries Zambian millers

The Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) says a shortage of maize is likely to hit the local market as farmers are holding back their crops. MAZ President Andrew Chintala said a drop in the supply of grain will lead to increased prices for maize flour, the nation’s staple food. “We…

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Millers and livestock farmers tussle over maize bran market

Zambia’s biggest livestock farmers are wrestling with millers over the maize bran market. This followed a bumper harvest of maize and soyabean, a situation expected to result into affordable animal feed. But a commercial livestock farmer who wished to remain anonymous said the price of feed was still high because…

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Invest in solar to mitigate power tariff hike, millers urged

Millers must invest in solar energy to mitigate the increase in electricity charges, says the Forum Energy Zambia chairperson, Johnstone Chikwanda. Reacting to a request by the Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) for a preferential tariff, Chikwanda said investment in solar energy was a long-term solution to the exorbitant power…

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Millers appeal for preferential electricity tariff

The Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) is seeking a preferential electricity tariff lower than the massive 75% imposed by ZESCO. But the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) blamed consumer apathy during the submissions process, saying they had missed the opportunity to make their case. The new ZESCO tariff came into effect…

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