Serious hunger has hit 200 households in Chief Malama’s area in Mambwe district.

Serious hunger has hit 200 households in Chief Malama’s area in Mambwe district.
Mambwe District Commissioner, Janet Banda says that villagers are leaving on vegetables locally known as Chiwawa because they are unable to cultivate due to wild animals.
Ms. Banda says that elephants are eating crops of the villagers whenever they cultivate, a situation, which is discouraging people to do farming.
She has described the situation as desperate stating that her office is still waiting for relief food to assist the villagers.
Ms. Banda however, indicated that the villagers have refused to be relocated to another area, where they can easily do their farming without being inconvenienced.
Meanwhile COMACO, the Common Market for Conservation has come to the aid of the villagers in assisting to mill the relief maize for free.
COMACO Trading Centre Manager in Mfuwe, Kapeya Smith says that the company will mill the relief maize, which the villagers will be given by DMMU, Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit without any cost.

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