THE commissioning of hammer mills in Bauleni compound has cheered residents who have commended Government for the initiative as it will help reduce the high price of mealie meal.
They said the hammer mills will also provide employment for young people to stop them from falling into vices such as alcohol abuse because of lack of employment.
Marvin Lungu, a Bauleni resident, said the hammer mills will help residents buy mealie meal at affordable prices.
Mr. Lungu said the move by Government to take hammer mills to the area was a way of improving the economic state of Bauleni and the nearby areas.
He said Bauleni was a high density compound and accommodated a lot of average Zambians who were in the low income category.
He said some residents in Bauleni could not afford three descent meals per day because of the increase in the price of mealie meal.
“As Bauleni residents we are grateful that our Government has been kind enough to give us these hammer mills; they are going to benefit a lot of us and will also attract investments from other people because residents in the nearby areas will also be able to come and buy their mealie meal in our area and that is going to connect us to other developed townships in the district,’’ he said.
And Miriam Chitalu, another Bauleni resident, said that the hammer mills would also force other millers across the district to reduce the price of mealie meal.
Ms. Chitalu said that with the reduced mealie meal prices most milling companies would follow suit and start selling the commodity cheaply. -Millennium Radio 90.5FM