Chief Siachitema of Dundumwezi Constituency in Kalomo district in Southern Province has called on government to consider sending relief food to his chiefdom following a dry spell experienced in the area.
Chef Siachitema, who spoke through his spokesperson, Johns Chiboola said the dry spell which hit the chiefdom at the planting stage caused a devastating effect on the maize fields.
The traditional leader was speaking ZANIS in a telephone interview.
He said his chiefdom will record a poor crop harvest during the 2017/2018 crop marketing season because of the dry spell experience in the area early this year.
The traditional leader noted that the chiefdom will be grateful should government consider sending relief food to help his subjects.
And Chief Siachitema has urged government to ensure that this year’s farming inputs are delivered on time to small Scale farmers in his chiefdom, in order for them to prepare adequately for the 2018/2019 farming season.