Lesotho: Govt to Re-Introduce Maize Meal Subsidy – Mokhothu

Deputy Prime Minister Mathibeli Mokhothu says the cabinet will soon announce a subsidy to cushion the public against high maize meal prices.

A similar 30 percent subsidy on locally-produced maize meal, beans and peas was introduced from June 2016 to May 2017. This was to cushion the public against skyrocketing food prices in the aftermath of the 2015/16 El Niño-induced drought.

It was bankrolled to the tune of M162, 7 million by the then Pakalitha Mosisili-led seven party governing coalition.

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