gtiNon-Governmental Organizations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) Executive Director Engwase Mwale is alarmed over the International Food Policy Research Institute’s latest Global Hunger Index rating Zambia the world’s third famished country, reports Pan African Radio Journalist Hermit Hachilonde.

The basis on which countries are rated in the Hunger Index are underfeeding, child death, child wasting and child stunting.

This year’s report has ranked one hundred and eighteen Third-World countries placing Zambia as better than the Central African Republic (CAR) and Chad.

The International Food Policy Research Institute has indicated that 47.8% of the Zambians are malnourished while 6.3% of children under age five are wasting. In addition, stunting in children below age five has remained at 40 per cent with the mortality rate at 6.4 per cent.

Ms. Mwale stressed the necessity for Zambia to make headways from being a consumption based country and incline itself towards production.

She stated that broadening into agriculture fully fledged with research and development investment will help Zambia and elude being ranked in such a manner.

And Ms. Mwale has implored government to evolve the education system to the one that stimulates innovative tendencies away from preparing learners for white collar jobs.

“There is need for Zambia to make headways from being a consumption based country and incline itself towards production” Ms. Mwale said

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19 COMMENTS

  1. meanwhile PF cadres and top officials are saying that HH is one who produced an international report. Either pf cadres are high on their on faecal matter or hh has superpowers to write an international report and make up statistitcs. Anyway, lungu will say let us pray to end hunger

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  2. Come on, these Jokers are constantly feigning fake surprise! Where have they been all this time if they are proper NGOs observing the country? That’s right….too busy playing politics where their bent noses are not wanted!

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  3. Only a dull person would condemn the civil society organization… They have expressed worry and implored the do called Government…. Nothing like politicking, I think she spoke as a citizen of this country. It is just that PF cadres always defend f00lishness…

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  4. Just wondering where the survey was conducted from..! Hope it was not a biased sample from one of the remotest area in Zambia. I doubt the credibility of this report…! Sounds like one of those western masters propaganda wen they want regime change in an African country..!

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  5. I am close to half a century old but this is the first time such a report has come up. I am personally not shocked at the report but I wish to categorically state that blaming the PF government is equal to being a sycophant. Under-nourishment in Zambia is a cultural phenomenon unfortunately for Zambia where our staple food shima is nothing but just a constipating heap of rubbish. Us in the PF are now looking at diversification in agriculture so that people can grow crops that are more nutritious.

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  6. In Zambia we subscribe to all the undertaking that is why we are always being treated this way. You will find that Malawi was not sampled for example.

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  7. Bulls hit. Where is Malawi, Zimbabwe and Congo whom we feed every year? These are silly compromised organizations

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  8. U will continue wishing you were in power kanshi. Just move on brethren and accept that ur votes could not bring you in banee. YOU HAVE TO WAIT 4 2021.

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  9. Panyo pako Abigail… People like you who are tribalist deserve nothing but death… The devil in you will be watching you dying one day… You will surely die very soon…

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  10. You must be part of the problem because you’ve just been chewing donor funds without going in the field to find out what’s happening. In fact you should have had an input in this report but because you are busy encouraging women to divorce their husbands you’re now taken by surprise.

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  11. Let’s be realistic, were those children waiting for Edgar to be sworn in to become stunted? This problem has been growing due to many factors especially in villages where it’s only nshima with some nondescript relish like pampas and chikanda.

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  12. Old Wiseman from the East.
    Just have a look at the name of the writer Hachilombe. Is he credible. I dont believe that repoert is not biased. Are sure we have a worst record than Haiti, Malawi, Zimbabwe even India. I have seen orst situation in India than Zambia.

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  13. What kind biased rubbish is this. Where did they sample. And typical of our NGO’s they take this as gospel truth. Please show me were people are starving in Zambia.

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  14. If malawi which is smuggling maize from us don’t appear on top of hunger list, then this list is suspect.

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