Maize situation in S/Province desperate – Munkombwe

DANIEL Munkombwe says the maize situation in Southern Province is very desperate.

And Munkombwe, who is Southern Province minister, says the staff movement of the provincial administration from Livingstone to Choma is three-quarters complete, albeit the housing challenges being faced.

In an interview, Munkombwe said there was adequate food reserve in the country although the complication was how to operationalising the transportation system.

“The situation (maize harvest) in the province is very desperate. In the traditional maize growing areas, the situation is not good. We in the government through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit have to research and work hard. But nobody will starve to death, we have very attractive food reserve in the country,” Munkombwe said.

He said the government’s challenge would be getting the relief food in areas such as parts of Kazungula, Kafwambila and Siankondo where the roads were impassable.