THE continued sale of underweight bags of mealie meal by some traders has angered Lusaka residents who have called on the authorities to ensure the culprits are brought to book.
They charged that traders selling underweight bags of mealie meal were swindlers who should be punished by the law.
Charles Himambo, a resident of Mtendere, said that shop owners found selling underweight bags of mealie meal should be brought to book because they were stealing from the people.
Mr. Himambo said that the underweight bags of mealie meal should be confiscated and owners punished by concerned authorities such as the Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS).
He said people should get quality products and shop owners should not take advantage of their customers.
“As customers we deserve to get quality products for the money we are paying and we should not be taken advantage of just because we need those products,” he said
And ZABS has warned that it will take stern action against anyone caught selling underweight bags of mealie meal.
ZABS public relations officer Lee Hamunji said it was unfortunate that people were failing to deliver quality products to consumers.
He said consumers needed to get value for their money for whatever they were buying and should not be subjected to buying sub-standard products.-Millennium Radio 90.5FM