MAZ pushes for removal of VAT on milling equipment

The Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) have appealed to government to remove Value Added Tax (VAT) on milling equipment to promote diversification in the sector. However, the proposal was likely to be resisted as past incentives in the form of maize subsidies to millers were not transferred to Zambian consumers.…

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Lungu urges cotton producers to embrace value addition

President Edgar Lungu is encouraging cotton producers to set up milling plants locally to create jobs and increase foreign income. Touring one of the largest cotton projects run by NWK Agric-Services in Sinazongwe in Southern Province on Friday, Lungu decried the current situation where nearly all the lint produced in…

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Zambian millers urge government to impose higher raw maize export levies

The Millers association of Zambia (MAZ) has urged the government to impose a higher levy on export of raw maize to promote job creation. “Imposing a higher levy from the current 20% to as much as 50% would promote value creation in the maize industry and translate into more job…

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