Gwembe district hit by food shortage

A DRIED-UP maize field in Gwembe, Southern Province. Right, a dried-up river in one of the valley areas of Gwembe. PICTURES: CATHERINE MUMBA

DESPITE Southern Province recording a bumper harvest this year, some areas in Gwembe district have been hit by a food shortage resulting from floods which washed crops away in February.
Southern Province is expected to produce 470,785 metric tonnes of maize this year.
Gwembe District Commissioner Justus Phiri said in an interview yesterday that the affected areas are Henga, Chamwe and Gondo.
“Most of the crops in Gondo and Chamwe were washed away by heavy rain and for Henga, the crops didn’t just CLICK TO READ MORE

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