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GOVT TO AID CK FARMERS AFTER HEAVY RAINS

Following the aftermath of heavy rains in some parts of the southern region, government announced it will distribute early germinating seed varieties to 3365 households under Traditional Authority Lundu in Chikwawa.

The affected area, encompassing 820 hectares of diverse fields, has prompted this move to mitigate the looming threat of food insecurity.

Part of the area affected by the rains

Chipiliro Khamula, spokesperson for the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma), disclosed that the distribution aims to provide relief to those impacted by the recent weather calamity. “Considering the nature of the disaster, this exercise is crucial in curbing potential food shortages resulting from the adverse effects,” Khamula said.

Agriculture expert Horace Phiri has since commended the timely intervention.

“This will help those affected to re-establish their agricultural activities and it will ensure a more sustainable food supply,” he said.

Chikwawa District Council’s preliminary report reveals that the heavy rains which rendered the area inaccessible over the weekend, have adversely affected 820 hectares belonging to 3365 households of which 2107 are male headed whereas 1248 are female headed.

 

By Alinafe Mlamba

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