Hunger has hit Senior Chief Kalindawalo’s area in Petauke district.

Some people in Senior Chief Kalindawalo’s area in Petauke district are feeding on wild roots, following hunger that has hit the area.
Head woman Kamundi, Matildah Banda, told Breeze FM correspondent in Petauke, Mercy Maseko that some people are depending on wild roots locally known as Msepo or Mpama and mangos.
Mrs. Banda expressed fear that some people may die if the roots are not well prepared as they are poisonous.
The traditional leader explained that most households in the area have been affected by hunger due the poor yields during the 2011/2012 farming season.
She said that other villages that have been hit by a shortage of food are Chirwa, Muya, Chimba, Njakula, Mangazi, Kabemba and Kazembe.
And Petauke district commissioner, Elijah Mwale acknowledged that he has received a lot of reports on hunger that has affected many villages in the district.
He said that relief Food will soon be delivered to the area to assist people who have been affected.
Mr. Mwale explained that government through DMMU, the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit, has set aside One Hundred metric tonnes 100 metric tons of maize to be distributed in the affected areas.

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