Zambia has enough food for hunger stricken areas, says official

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-21 22:53:35|Editor: yan
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LUSAKA, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Zambian government on Monday reaffirmed that the county has enough food to give to people in hunger-stricken areas.

About 58 districts have been hit by a food crisis following poor harvests due to poor rains. About 2.3 million people in the country are currently in need of relief food.

Chanda Kabwe, National Coordinator of the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit, said there was no need for people to start panicking as the government was in control of the situation.

He said when he featured on a live interview on Pan African Radio that no one will die of hunger and that the government was on course in distributing relief food.

He however accused some stakeholders of trying to politicize the hunger situation through fake reports that some people have died of hunger in some parts of the country.

"Some people are just trying to mislead the nation and this is why I always say there is no need to politicize the hunger situation in some parts of the country," he said.

According to him, the agency has secured about 5, 000 tons of beans to be distributed to the people in need and that it was also in the process of securing more food stuffs for the needy people.