President Edgar Lungu says the effects of climate change need urgent attention as they have distressing effects on food security.
President Lungu said Southern Province has been affected by the insufficient rainfall while Northern Province has received excessive rainfall in the 2018/2019 farming season.
The Head of State recalled that the devastating effects of the cyclone Idai on Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique should be a wakeup call to all countries, on the need to address climate change.
He said this today when Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland paid a courtesy call on him at State House.
President Lungu underscored that Counties in Africa and around the World should work together, and find the lasting solution to climate change effects, especially on food security.
Meanwhile, Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland hailed President Lungu for giving an elaborate speech when he addressed the 21st Commonwealth Law Conference in Livingstone early this week.
Ms Scotland said the Commonwealth is open to join hands with countries in finding a permanent solution to the effects of climate change.
She explained that there is need for a climate fund that will complement the green climate fund that can greatly helped countries in need.
The Commonwealth Secretary General further commended government for the promotion of girl child education at all levels in the country.