VEEP VOICES CONCERN OVER NUTRITIONAL DEFICINCY AMONG ZAMBIAN CHILDREN

MASERU– Vice-President Inonge Wina has expressed concern over the high incidence of nutrition deficiency among children in Zambia.

She says it is problem being faced across the entire southern African sub-region with many countries dependent on maize — which has limited nutrients — as a staple food.

Vice-president Wina, who was speaking to the Zambian National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) on her arrival in Maseru, Lesotho, on Monda, also pointed out that women, who are the managers of nutrition in most homes, needed to be empowered for their children to have good nutrition.

The vice-president, who is here to attend a high-level forum on Early Childhood Nutrition in Southern Africa, was hopeful that the forum, which begins Tuesday, will enable countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to share experiences on how to end malnutrition in the sub-region.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK