Now shortages hit poultry and beverage industry

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Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks are the latest to run into short supply in Zambia with traders forced to queue in various wholesales and selling points.

And the country has also run out of day old broiler chicks, that has severely crippled the poultry industry.

Traders have complained that there is a short supply of Mosi and Castle beer together with soft drinks Fanta, sprite and coca cola.

So far there has been no explanation from Zambia Brewaries on the cause of the shortages.

Meanwhile, the poultry industry is also facing critical shortage of day-old broiler chicks. Poultry farmers have complained that there is a critical and unexplained shortage of day old chicks in the Lusaka and Copperbelt.

One of the poultry farmers said he paid for the chicks over two months ago and has been told to wait until February next year, something that has never happened before, not even during December period.

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