Zambian government hints at maize price regulation

President Edgar Lungu has hinted at some form of maize price regulation following concerns raised by traditional leaders. “Cabinet will soon refine the theory of the market, which determines the price of maize,” Lungu said. He said maize has become a “political crop” and government wants to ensure market stability.…

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Government challenges farmers on maize export duty

President Edgar Lungu has challenged farmers to produce more to get a waiver on the 10% maize export duty. “We introduced the export tax on maize exports to preserve food security and not as a measure of revenue collection. Therefore, farmers must invest heavily to produce more maize for local…

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Lungu counsels chiefs on land auctioning

Zambian President Edgar Lungu says chiefs must not abuse their role by selling land to foreigners at the expense of Zambians. “The displacing of subjects by selling vast chunks of land to foreign investors must stop,” Lungu told the House of Chiefs that serves as the country’s traditional parliament. Lungu’s…

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Lungu disappointed over late delivery of input support

President Edgar Lungu has warned government officials to iron out bottlenecks in the distribution of farming inputs. Speaking in Eastern Province, where he checked on the progress of the delivery of the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) after good rains, Lungu expressed disappointment with the late rollout of services. “I…

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