Zambia Co-operative Federation – ZCF- Director General James Chirwa says 2 hundred and 50 milling plants have been installed under the Presidential Milling Initiative.
Mr Chirwa says 4 hundred slabs are also complete for easy installation of the targeted two thousand milling plants.
He says the Federation will complete the installation of milling plants before the end of this year so that 2018 sees a remarkable reduction in mealie meal prices.
The ZFC Director General says the positive benefits of the milling plants may not be felt now because less than a third of the 2 thousand targeted have been installed.
Mr Chirwa says the project was a bit slow because materials are coming from China.