Villagers in Lulangunyi area of Sikongo district in Western Province are surviving on small green mangoes owing to hunger that has stricken the area.

Chief Namulimbwa and Ward Councillor Kennedy Simbotwe have confirmed the development to ZANIS in Kalabo today.

Chief Namulimbwa lamented that his subjects were eating small raw mangoes and wild fruits commonly known as Mawawa in the local language.

The traditional ruler disclosed that pupils have since abandoned classes because of  hunger.

He said there was urgent need for government to intervene in the matter before lives are lost.

He added that the imminence of the rain season might force other people to eat poisonous mushrooms.

Chief Namulimbwa has since appealed to the Vice President‘s office to assist the hunger stricken villagers with relief food.

Lulangunyi area is situated 65 kilometres south of Sikongo boma.

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    • Whoever was reporting this doesn’t know what he/she was writing about ,, mango is mango whether small or big, green or yellow, mawawa is something else, mawawa is Not mango,!!!!! Learn Lozi you will understand

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    • ndiwe kolwe iwe.the tax we are paying is meant for such kind of things regardless of the region you come from.Mutumbo wako na pamunyelo ku nunkha!

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  1. Well, PF put up road infratructure so that goods and services could reach these places but you peole kicked PF right in the nuts. HH will sort this out for you.

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    • @kci
      Despite that they still deserve a Government hand in times like these, you can’t blame them. Oval Head HH misled them. Mama Inonge will sort them out soonest!

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  2. Foolish comments by dununa reverse. Government is for all Zambia and Zambians, and not for pf strongholds only. what type of thinking is this?

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  3. WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT UPND was voted in AREAS THAT FEED ZAMBIA but WHY THIS HUNGER KWA BULOZIi where PF TRIED ITS BEST TO DEVELOP INFRASTRUCTURE TO FACILITATE DEVELOPMENT BUT GOT ZEOR VOTES! RELIEF FOOD goes to Some areas in SOUTHERN and WESTERN PROVINCES QUITE OFTEN but I HARDLY REMEMBER when SUCH HUNGER or RELIEF FOOD DISTRIBUTION TOOK PLACE IN NORTHERN AND GREATER PARTS OF CENTRAL ZAMBIA! These are people who even destroyed government infrastructure that is intended to serve them and THEIR MP INSTEAD OF WORKING TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM FOR HIS PEOPLE IS BUSY ANTAGONIZING GOVERNMENT! WHAT A SHAME!!

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  4. The sad part is that your rep. in parliament is busy protesting for useless reasons instead of seeking audience with the VP on your behalf over this serious situation! Thank that reporter otherwise your people were going to die of hunger in their own country with a representative in Parliament?

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  5. Ala Kabili i thought these people claim that they are self reliant????? What has happened??? Have you ever heard of hunger in Luapula province nangu ati Disaster management rushing to Northern region because of hunger? Zero but our friends beve ni boasting nanjala kkkkkkkkkkhahahahahahahahalololololololo

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  6. one Zambia one nation despite political differences, government should help these people who is going to help them if not the government , one leader one nation. so that next time they should vote for the current government.

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