OPPOSITION Socialist Party in Western Province says it is concerned about the hunger situation in the region.
In a statement, Western Province party spokeperson Preston Chinyama said it was criminal for the Patriotic Front government to down play the hunger situation in Western, Southern and Lusaka provinces owing to the poor rain pattern for the 2018-2019 agriculture season.
“The harvests were very poor and it was not the people’s fault. The people in Western Province areas of Mbume, Natukoma, Nalwashi and the surrounding areas have cried out and under normal circumstances, government should have quickly responded to the call but the only response they have received from the government is mockery of the highest order. It’s heart breaking, inhuman and barbaric to treat citizens of a country in such a way. Wild fruits, tubers and natural gathering were means of sustaining life in the Primitive Communalism society but the same can’t be practiced in today’s world because nature is depleted and provision for the nation is now a critical government responsibility,” said Chinyama
He said the people have spoken and the situation is real and the PF government must take responsibility.
“Why is government not taking responsibility for the situation? The vice president as controller of government business in Parliament and the head of state are playing hide and seek with the people of Western Province,” he said