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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Underground water act could delay boreholes for months

The proposed law to give Zambia’s Water Authority Management Agency (WARMA) the power to regulate underground water usage, will have an adverse effect on farming communities, borehole drillers have warned. Operators interviewed in Lusaka reckoned the new law would increase the turnaround time from one day to a month. “This…

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