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Traders Caught Mixing Mealie Meal with Maize Bran

The Zambia Police Service has disclosed that certain unscrupulous individuals have been apprehended for adulterating mealie meal with maize bran, a concoction commonly known as Gaga.

This disturbing discovery, intended for distribution in the Sinazeze area of Sinazongwe District, has sparked outrage among health experts and the public alike.

Dr. Cosmas Zyambo, a renowned Public Health Expert and a Patriotic Zambian, expressed deep dismay over the compromised food items. He emphasized that such a mixture poses serious health risks and is utterly unsuitable for human consumption.

Dr. Zyambo highlighted the vulnerability of the Sinazongwe District, particularly in the face of prevalent hunger, stating that unscrupulous traders are capitalizing on the dire situation.

Acknowledging the efforts of the Zambia Police Service in uncovering this illicit activity, Dr. Zyambo underscored the likelihood of the adulterated products being distributed beyond Sinazongwe District.

He urged for a thorough investigation to expose the extent of the operation and ensure accountability for those involved.

Dr. Zyambo commended the commitment of President Hakainde Hichilema in addressing the challenges posed by drought in Zambia.

He reassured the residents of Sinazongwe District, urging them to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the authorities promptly.

The incident has reignited concerns about food safety and the need for stringent measures to safeguard public health. Dr. Zyambo reiterated the importance of maintaining vigilance to prevent further exploitation of vulnerable communities.

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