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.