Zambeef Saga: Sort out the mess professionlly

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Chanoda Ngwira

In as much as it may be true of what is obtaining in the Zambeef saga, I implore government to carefully handle this issue especially when it comes to taking measures against one of the biggest employer in the Agriculture sector.

As it stands, Zambeef employes over 600 permanent, fixed term contract and seasonal casual employees. Among these employees, a good number is from the RETAILING sector which mostly deals with meat products where there is an allegation of Aromatic substances being found in meat.

Whatever the case is, Zambeef’s sales effective yesterday are expected to drastically go down due to the spreading of the issue in the media, in short, Zambeef is likely to drastically lose market locally and internationally, and once that happens, jobs are at steak, the company will have to down size on labour.

You can imagine the impact on both the employees and government at large, I pray no politics is involved, otherwise PF and Fred M’membe (Owner of the Post Newspaper that published the story) will live to regret this.

The story carried by The Post on Wednesday alleged that Lusaka City Council health inspectors on Tuesday discovered the presence of aromatic aldehydes in the beef Zambeef Plc imports from the United Kingdom into Zambia. Aromatic aldehydes are organic chemical compounds that contain a carbon hydroxide radical or group and are used as precursor chemicals in the pharmaceutical and plastics industries.
And according to health experts, most of the aldehydes are capable of causing primary irritation of the skin, eyes and respiratory system. The story can be read by clicking here.

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12 Responses to Zambeef Saga: Sort out the mess professionlly

  1. Dude thoz guys mst b dealt wit acordingly thy got no heart 4a comon zambian all thy care abt is masiv profits.

    Kelly Mwenya
    June 20, 2013 at 11:10 pm
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  2. its nolongr zambeef;feedin th nation now its zambeef;kilin th nation.thoz chemicls 4embalming dead bodies cause cancer

    Kelly Mwenya
    June 20, 2013 at 11:14 pm
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  3. I dont agree! how many pipo ar employd by zambeef compared to the millions ,including children, that consume zambeef products and are now face enormous health risks! i wudnt shed a tear if zambeef closes tmro! new jobs can be found but life cant be replaced!

    Mike Banda
    June 20, 2013 at 11:20 pm
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  4. They are killings slowly. No need to justify their action by emotion blackmall of people losing employment.

    Sydney
    June 21, 2013 at 4:13 am
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  5. All of u ar arguing from uninformed background, explain and substantiate yo arguiments

    Chanoda Ngwira
    June 21, 2013 at 6:34 am
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    • Ngwira,which information backup do you want?read todays post are you the PR for Zambeef? if you say so will stop responding to the issues you are raising.you sound challenged.

      brian kapanga
      June 21, 2013 at 2:26 pm
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  6. A WRONG IS A WRONG.
    We do’nt support the civilised killing done by ZAMBEEF.
    Let the law visit them.

    We have alot of farmers with animals.in fact the coming of zambeef through retail outlets such as SHOPRITE has killed most of butcheries in Zambia.

    LET US SUPPORT OUR LOCAL PEOPLE TO HANDLE BEEF INDUSTRY.ZAMBIA IS SELFSUFFICIENT TO FEED ITS SELF WITH LOCAL MEAT UNLIKE THESE DEADLY IMPORTED MEAT STOCK IN SHOPRITE AND OTHER OUTLETS OWNED BY ZAMBEEF.

    IT IS NOT ABOUT PROTECTING 600 JOBS BUT IT ABOUT IN ENHANCING AND CAPACITY BUILDING IN LOCAL PEOPLE TO RUN BUTCHERIES IN THE COUNTRY.

    banda timothy
    June 21, 2013 at 8:34 am
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  7. I want to be very rational on this matter and will not make a decision based on a one sided story. What we need is for both sides to be heard. I suspect there is malice involved in this matter because HH owns some shares in this company. We all know that Sata and the Post have been struggling to find ways of getting at HH so as to descredit and bring him down. If this is the way politics are going to be played, then I think we have lost it. We need the Health Inspectors’ report to verify the claims made by the Post; in fact we need an independent source to give us factual information on this matter.
    On the other hand, if it is true that Zambeef has been doing what is reported for the sake of making money, then the act must be condemned in all manner of sense. There is no way you can compromise the safety of your customers for the sake of profit. It is barbarick and extremely immoral for any company to compromise quality for the sake of making money. So lets get to the bottom of this matter so that the truth comes out.

    Questioner
    June 21, 2013 at 10:26 am
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  9. This Man Chanoda Ngwira is not in order your honor. This is because he is coming from a union to which Zambeef employees subscribe to. This means he is only concerned that once Zambeef goes down, his income goes down and he is out of employement. Chanoda Ngwira Think twice about what you are saying. We are talking about the Zambian Population dying at the expense of your job and just 6000 pipo. Ngwira BE SERIOUS AND USE YOUR BRAINS.

    Very Annoyed
    June 21, 2013 at 3:11 pm
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  10. But what other food is contaminated?

    darrelhobson
    June 21, 2013 at 7:34 pm
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  11. What is Govt position. Too much speculation!

    Kebby Konie
    July 19, 2013 at 3:26 pm
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