Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Mapatizya Member of Parliament Clive Miyanda has advised government to prepare for relief food due to the poor rains experienced in most parts of the country.

Mr Miyanda says the rain pattern has not been good in the 2014/2015 season and that the nation might face a food crisis.

ZANIS in Zimba reports that the MP was speaking in an interview today.

Mr Miyanda has attributed the development to the late distribution of farming inputs via the government subsidised Farmer Input Support Program (FISP) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock.

Mr Miyanda has further advised government to distribute farming inputs in time in the next farming season.

He said government should look at the plight of the affected Zambian people by providing them with relief food.

Mr Miyanda said the country has not received enough rainfall and that the farming output levels would be very low.

He has advised the Ministry of Agriculture to quickly have a crop focus and submit a report to the higher authorities for immediate action.

The Member of Parliament is worried that some people might die of starvation if govern does not take quick action.

And Zimba ward councillor Lazarus Sikawaala said government should prepare for a food crisis in the country.

Mr Sikawaala told ZANIS that government should quickly address the matter before hunger strikes the nation.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. let people in Mapatizya starve to death so that cone next year we have less worries of Nega Nega voting imwe ba mujahedeen.

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    • @Zemuntu changed to Jacombian Transform
      Your demonic wishes will never come to pass.
      No Zambian or any other person resident in Zambia should starve to death even in the face of drought.

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  2. @#1 Its unfortunate that you can make such a disgusting remark. What benefit can you get if you are left alone in Zambia with all the resources after everyone else dies as you wish? The recent weather patterns have been unpredictable. Let the govt assist the needy to avert any possible hunger- related death. Notwithstanding, lets show humanity even as we trend through the murcky waters of this dragon called politics.

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  3. This problem is not only in Mapatizya but the country over. I too implore the govt to start thinking outside the box. We are likely to have a disaster very soon as most areas will not have food.

    Ifintu ni lungu

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    • Are you in any way implying that if HH was president today, we wouldn’t have had the drought? How is it president Lungu’s fault that the country experienced poor rains?

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  4. It is true “Ifintu ni Lungu”. We have always said that Zambia is ruled by the illiterates and because they outnumber the educated Zambia will continue to be ruled by those who see life ending at “Ifintu Ni Lungu”. Since 1991, Zambia has troded on the premise of people who never invested in Education system for the sole purpose of making the Zambians very illiterate so that they are controlled by these googs. Today we are talking about literancy levels in some parts of the country that are pathetic. Te PANGA wielding Cadres are all those who have been deprived of proper education and to some in the rulling class, this is seen as a big score, surppressing the few reasoning well educated people from some parts of the country whose parents have identified education as an equalizer.

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  5. who are you warning when you should demonstrate leadership when there is a crisis such as this one. are you warning God for the drought or you must seek him to intervene. ba mp naimwe mulekwata amano aya suma.

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